Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said at a press conference that after the shooting of Don Carter Lanes on East State Street, an “interested person” was detained.
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O’Shea said he did not think any police opened fire, but when the police arrived at the scene, the shooter was very active.
Police said a 37-year-old man in connection with the incident was detained.
O’Shea said there were two teenagers, but he did not know their age.
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In the ensuing investigation, Rockford Police asked the public to avoid the area in a tweet around 7:15 pm.
Conduct an active shooter investigation near Don Carter Lanes on E. State Street. Avoid this area.
-RockfordILPolice (@RockfordPD) December 27, 2020
O’Shea said Rockford police received a request to shoot at the bowling alley at 6:55 pm
U.S. Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger, whose area includes Rockford, wrote on Twitter: “Pray for the victims and their families after the heinous attacks in our community tonight .”
After the heinous attacks in our community, pray for the victims and their families tonight. As we continue to learn more and hold the responsible party accountable, I would like to thank @RockfordPD for taking prompt action to arrest the suspect. #IL16
-Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) December 27, 2020
Rockford is located about 80 miles northwest of Chicago.
ABC News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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