‘Act of pure evil.’ Don Carter Lanes owner reacts to deadly shooting

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — After Saturday’s tragic shooting at Don Carter Lanes that left three people dead, expressions of sympathy are pouring into the Rockford community from across the nation.

“The Don Carter Lanes family and the entire bowling community is in shock by this act of pure evil. Our collective prayers go out for the families of the victims. God please help them all,” said Owner Brad Sommer in a statement on Sunday.

“So sad for one sick person to cause so much misery. We are grateful for the fast and professional actions of the law enforcement agencies  that prevented further loss of life by apprehending the shooter so quickly,” Sommer added.

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

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.”

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