37-year old US Army member Duke Webb charged in Illinois bowling alley shooting

A 37-year old member of the US Army Duke Webb was charged on Sunday in the Illinois bowling alley shooting.

Winnebago County State’s Attorney J. Hanley said Webb is facing three counts of murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder in Saturday’s shooting in Rockford.

The Rockford Register Star said Webb is an active member of the U.S. Army who is now being held in the Winnebago County Jail without bond.

Police Chief Dan O’Shea was quoted as saying the attack was random as there was no relationship between the suspect and the victims.

Webb is charged with with shooting dead three men ages 65, 69 and 73, in Shooters Bar, part of the Don Carter Lanes. Three other people were injured.

O’Shea said at a news conference that a 14-year-old boy, who was shot in the face, remained in critical condition after he was airlifted to a hospital in Madison. Another 16-year old girl was also shot in the shoulder while a 62-year-old man in in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

The police chief said the teenagers were at the bar to pick up takeout food.

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