May 13, 2021 18:30

Three Dead in Random Illinois Bowling Alley Shooting

A U.S. Army special forces sergeant based in Florida has been charged in an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three people dead and three wounded, the Associated Press reports. Duke Webb, 37, was charged in the shooting at Don Carter Lanes, in Rockford, on Saturday evening. While no bowling is allowed due to coronavirus restrictions, a bar linked to the business was legally open. Webb was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, said Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea. The three who died were all men, aged 73, 65 and 69. The suspect has no known ties to the victims, O’Shea said.

Webb is a Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fl.  This year has been the deadliest year on record for homicides in Rockford, a city of 170,000 residents about 80 miles northwest of Chicago. Thirty-five people have been killed in the city this year, breaking the previous record of 31 in 1996.

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