US Army member identified as suspect in mass shooting attack at bowling alley in Illinois


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police identified 37-year-old Duke Webb, of Florida, as the suspect in a mass shooting that took place at the Don Carter Lanes bowling alley on Saturday night.

According to Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea, police were called to the business, at 4007 E State Street, at 6:55 p.m. and arrived within 1 minute of the 911 call.

O’Shea said Webb fired his weapon both inside and outside the building. Two handguns were recovered at the scene, he said.

Three people were killed, including a 73 year old man, a 65 year old man, and a 69 year old man. O’Shea said the identities of the victims was being withheld until notification of next of kin.

O’Shea said 3 people were wounded in the shooting. A 14-year-old male was shot in the face and was airlifted to a Madison hospital for treatment. A 16-year-old female was shot in the shoulder and was treated at a local hospital and released. The two teens were at the establishment to pick up food for carry-out, according to O’Shea.

A 62-year-old man was shot multiple times and underwent multiple surgeries, and is said to be in critical condition.

Police say Webb was still in the bowling alley when officers arrived, and the incident was captured on surveillance cameras. Webb allegedly attempted to obscure his identification before his arrest, according to O’Shea.

Webb is listed as active duty with the U.S. military, authorities said.

Winnebago County State’s Attorney J. Hanley said Webb is charged with 3 counts of First Degree Murder and 3 counts of Attempted Murder.

O’Shea said he believed the shooting was a “completely random act.”

U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-16th) tweeted the following statement Saturday: “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.”

A vigil is scheduled to be held at Don Carter Lanes at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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