ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police have arrested Jaylon Jackson, 19, the suspect in a Sunday night shooting in which five people were shot, three of whom were killed.

According to police, around 4:50 p.m., officers were called to an apartment in the 2300 block of 23rd Street, where they found a 25-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his right leg and 29-year-old Vasshawn Reeves dead in the kitchen 18-year-old Zayveon Johnson was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries.

“We all know that these crimes aren’t gonna end here. I’m gonna be honest with you: I fear the retaliation for those individuals who were present, those individuals who were involved in this senseless act,” Police Chief Carla Redd said at a Tuesday press conference. “If I have family members, if I have parents who are out there who are not sure what to do, reach out. We can help you. If you want to get your son or your daughter to a safe place — and they know if they were involved, they know if they have to fear or watch their backs out of fear of retaliation — reach out so we can help put these things to rest.”

A source told law enforcement, the shooting was part of an ongoing gang dispute over a stolen gun. Although the stolen gun was reportedly returned to the residents of the 23rd Street apartment, a meeting was called to bring members of the “GMT” and “3 World” street gangs together.

At that meeting, Jackson and Reeves reportedly got into an argument in the kitchen, at which point Jackson pulled a gun and shot Reeves. Multiple shots were fired by multiple parties, according to court documents.

Jackson was grazed by a bullet that injured his cheek and nose. He was one of the five people taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.

A witness said that he drove off from the apartment with a 17-year-old from Dallas, Texas that had been involved. He noticed that the teen was bleeding before stopping on Middleberry Avenue, where an ambulance picked the teen up and took him to the hospital. He later died from his wounds.

“I’m honestly sick and tired of the murders,” Redd said. “Four murders in five days? That’s insane. and it needs to stop.”

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara also said he was tired of “senseless violence” taking place in the city.

“I’m sick and tired of the gun violence that’s been plaguing the city of Rockford. I’m angry that every time we feel like we are taking one step forward…we seemingly get hit with taking two steps back after an incredibly violent week. The violence must end, and it has to end now.”

Jackson was arrested Sunday evening and charged with two counts of First Degree Murder. He is being held in the Winnebago County Jail on a $300,000 bond.