Three people shot dead and teens wounded in shooting at bowling alley

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Three people have been shot dead and at least three others are wounded after someone opened fire inside Don Carter bowling alley.

Police say, just before 7pm on Saturday evening, someone entered the establishment with a gun and began shooting.

There are dozens of police cars and emergency responders in the area as officers ask people to avoid the area.

It's also reported that at least two teenagers were shot, reports 13 Wrex news.

Don Carter lanes posted on Facebook at around 7.20pm: "Pray please."

Rockford Police tweeted at the time: "Active shooter investigation near Don Carter Lanes on E. State Street. Avoid the area."

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The conditions of the three people injured has not yet been confirmed, and police have not said if the victims were patrons or workers of the bowling alley.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea says a person of interest is in custody and it is no longer an active shooter situation.

The force also believe the shooting was a random attack.

No officers fired the weapons, local news reports.

The Rockford Register Star reported that 2020 has been the city's deadliest year for homicides, according to records that date back to 1965.

Thirty-five people have been killed in the city this year, breaking the previous record of 31 in 1996, according to PA news agency.

Don Carter Lanes have not posted on social media since their initial post, but hundreds of people have flocked to offer their prayers and thoughts to all those involved.

The bowling alley has been in the community since 1959 and features pool tables and a modern arcade.

It is Northern Illinois' largest centre housing 42 lanes.

The area remains shut off to the public while police stay at the scene to investigate.

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