Three people shot dead after gunman opens fire at bowling alley in Illinois

THREE people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a bowling alley in Illinois, police said.

Another three people were injured in the incidents on Saturday night, WTVO reported.

Rockford police said in a statement that there was an active shooter investigation near Don Carter Lanes around 7.15pm, as they advised people to avoid the area.

"Please continue to stay away from Don Carter’s area on East State Street," cops said around 8.15.

"It’s still an active situation and officers are continuing to clear the area."

Chief Dan O’Shea said three people were confirmed dead in the incidents, WBBM-TV reported.

Another three people were injured by gunshots and are being treated at nearby hospitals, O'Shea said.

Police believe the shooting was a random attack, the Associated Press reported.

One "person of interest" was arrested in the incidents, O'Shea said.

Police have not revealed any information on the ages of the victims.

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