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Duke Webb is an active duty member of the U.S. Army who was identified in the mass shooting at Don Carter’s bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois by authorities as the gunman suspected.
Three people were killed, and another three were wounded. “We believe this is a completely random act,” Dan O’Shea, the police chief, said at a news conference on December 27.
He is 37 years old.
Killed 3 People Details
Attorney J. Hanley of the State of Winnebago County said Duke Webb, of Florida, was charged with three counts of murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder in the Don Carter Lanes shooting late Saturday.
3 killed, 3 others injured in bowling alley shooting in Illinois: Saturday in a shooting at Don Carter Lanes, a bowling alley. pic.twitter.com/9dcQOQOvcp
— Joshua Rodriguez (@Joshuajered) December 27, 2020
Shortly after the shooting, Webb was taken into custody, Police Chief Dan O’Shea said at a Sunday morning news conference.
Attack At Rockford’s Don Carter Full Details
Police were called to the business, at 4007 E State Street, at 6:55 p.m., according to Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea. And arrived after the 911 call within 1 minute.
Please keep the bowling friends and families in your prayers tonight as there was a mass shooting that happened at one of our bowling alleys Don Carter Lanes in Rockford Illinois 🙁 pic.twitter.com/dK1IQnUrFa
— Mitchael Mccracken (@BigBowler22) December 27, 2020
O’Shea said Webb had shot both inside and outside the building with his weapon. At the scene, two handguns were recovered, he said. Three people, including a 73-year-old man, a 65-year-old man, and a 69-year-old man, were killed. O’Shea reported that before notification of next of kin, the identities of the victims were withheld.
3 muertos y 3 heridos el resultado de una balacera realizada en una sala de boliche en Rockford, Illinois. La policía tiene al tirador en custodia. pic.twitter.com/aIodMeSypD
— Raúl Brindis (@raulbrindis) December 27, 2020
O’Shea said there were 3 people injured in the shooting. A 14-year-old male was shot in the face and airlifted for treatment to a Madison hospital. A 16-year-old female was shot in the shoulder and treated and released at a local hospital. According to O’Shea, the two teens were at the establishment to pick up food for carry-out.
A 62-year-old man has been shot many times and has undergone several operations, and is said to be in critical condition.
UPDATE: 37-year-old white male suspect is in custody. There are no others being sought at this time. Media briefing will be tomorrow 12/27 at 9:30 a.m. at Rockford Police District 3, 557 S. New Towne Drive.
— RockfordILPolice (@RockfordPD) December 27, 2020
Police claim that when officers arrived, Webb was already in the bowling alley and the incident was caught on surveillance cameras. According to O’Shea, Webb supposedly tried to conceal his identity before his arrest. Webb is classified as involved with the U.S. military, authorities said.
Attorney J. Hanley of Winnebago County State said Webb is charged with 3 First Degree Murder charges and 3 Attempted Murder counts.
O’Shea said that he figured that the shooting was a “completely random act.”
S. The following statement was tweeted Saturday by Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-16th): “Praying for the victims and their families tonight after the heinous attack in our community. As we continue to learn more and hold the responsible party accountable, I want to thank the @RockfordPD for their swift action in apprehending the suspect.”
It is expected to hold a vigil at Don Carter Lanes at 2 p.m. Sunday, on.