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4 dead, suspect arrested in 'senseless' violence in Rockford, Illinois, officials say

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2024
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Kara Hawley / USA Today Network via Imagn

Four people were killed and seven others were injured Wednesday in and near Rockford, Illinois, in what the city’s mayor called a “random and senseless act of violence.”

Some of the victims, including a woman who fled a home invasion in Winnebago County and a man who tried to help her, were stabbed, officials said.

Police took a 22-year-old man into custody and were not looking for anyone else involved in the violence, which occurred at "multiple scenes" in Rockford and an area of the county shortly after 1 p.m.,...

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