Three people were killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a bowling alley in Rockford, Ill., on Saturday night, the authorities said.

A 37-year-old man was taken into custody and was believed to be the only suspect in the shooting, officials said. The police said the shooting was most likely a random act though a motive was unclear.

Those who were injured were shot and were being treated at local hospitals, the Rockford police chief, Dan O’Shea, said at a news conference on Saturday night. Two teenagers were among those who were shot, he said.

The identities of those killed and the conditions of the injured were not immediately available.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired at 6:55 p.m. local time. When officers arrived at the bowling alley, Don Carter Lanes, the gunman was still in the building, the chief said. He said officers did not fire their weapons, though it was not clear how the gunman was taken into custody.

“Pray Please,” Don Carter Lanes, which is about 90 miles northwest of Chicago, wrote on Facebook.

And in a separate post, it wrote: “A heinous act of violence by an evil coward took innocent life tonight. The entire bowling community mourns the senseless loss of life and prays for the families.”

Tom McNamara, the mayor of the city of Rockford, said on Facebook that he was “angered and saddened by the violence tonight at Don Carter Lanes.”





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