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BREAKING NEWS: Three people are shot dead by an "active shooter" in a bowling alley in Illinois


Three people were shot and three injured when a gunman opened fire in an Illinois bowling alley when a witness recounted seeing a man shot in the head

  • Six people were shot – three were killed while the other three were injured
  • It happened just before 7pm on Saturday in a bowling alley in Rockford town
  • A "person of interest" is now in custody and no longer an "active threat".
  • Rockford, a town of 150,000 people about 80 miles from Chicago, has seen the deadliest year for murders with 35 deaths in 2020

Three people were shot dead and three others injured after a man was on the verge of a rampage in an Illinois bowling alley in what authorities believed was an accidental attack.

Filming took place shortly before 7 p.m. at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, about 90 minutes northwest of Chicago.

At least two teenagers were shot dead. It is not known whether the people shot were employees or guests of the bowling alley.

Rockford police chief Dan O & # 39; Shea says three people were shot dead and three others injured after a man was on the verge of rampaging in an Illinois bowling alley

The bowling alley asked people on Facebook to pray when they were hit by a shooter

The bowling alley asked people on Facebook to pray when they were hit by a shooter

Officials from multiple agencies, including the Rockford Police Department and the Illinois State Police, were on the scene Saturday night

Officials from multiple agencies, including the Rockford Police Department and the Illinois State Police, were on the scene Saturday night

Police said around 6:55 p.m. Saturday they had received a call that someone had opened fire in the bowling alley, according to a police conference held in the hours after the shooting.

When the police arrived, they found several victims and a person of interest who is now in custody.

As a result, there is no longer an "active threat" to the area.

O & # 39; Shea said the investigation is "very, very fluid" and is ongoing.

Police said around 6:55 p.m. on Saturday evening they had received a call that someone had opened fire in the bowling alley

Police said around 6:55 p.m. on Saturday evening they had received a call that someone had opened fire in the bowling alley

Filming took place shortly before 7 p.m. at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, about 90 minutes northwest of Chicago.

The chief also noted that prosecutors are now involved and that no officers fired their guns while the suspect was being arrested.

Don Carter's lanes were posted on Facebook at around 7:20 pm. "Please pray."

Officials from several agencies including the Rockford Police Department and the Illinois State Police were on hand.

Amanda Hollenbeck, 24, was in the bowling alley with her boyfriend at the time of the shooting, telling DailyMail.com that she was trapped on the venue's balcony ordering a drink at the bar when gunfire erupted.

Amanda Hollenbeck, 24, was in the bowling alley with her boyfriend at the time of the shooting, telling DailyMail.com that she was trapped on the venue's balcony ordering a drink at the bar when gunfire broke out and left her trapped

Amanda Hollenbeck, 24, was in the bowling alley with her boyfriend at the time of the shooting, telling DailyMail.com that she was trapped on the venue's balcony ordering a drink at the bar when gunfire broke out and left her trapped

"So my friend and I really only ordered one drink … And when I heard a loud bang, I froze everyone else. He grabbed me and then 3 shots were fired … An older man got in the head shot. " and another on the other side of the tent on the balcony I was standing on was also shot … It was terrifying. You hear about shootouts but to see it … man it was scary like shit! & # 39;

I heard a loud bang and froze. I was three paces from the shooter. If it had been longer I'd be dead, ”said Hollenbeck.

Rockford, a city of 150,000 people about 80 miles from Chicago, saw the deadliest year for murders in 1965, according to records.

That year, 35 people were killed in the city, breaking the previous record of 31 in 1996.

At least two teenagers were shot dead. It is not known whether the people shot were employees or guests of the bowling alley

At least two teenagers were shot dead. It is not known whether the people shot were employees or guests of the bowling alley

Don Carter Lanes is a popular spot for locals on a Saturday night in Rockford

Don Carter Lanes is a popular spot for locals on a Saturday night in Rockford

There are 42 bowling lanes in Don Carter Lanes

There are 42 bowling lanes in Don Carter Lanes

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