On March 21, 2019 the Winnebago County emergency operations center is releasing images and video of areas impacted where the severe flooding occurred near the Rock River, the Pecatonica River, in the Sugar River.
These images will help show the extent of the flooding and the impact on our community. This is a difficult time for our community and the Winnebago County emergency operations center recognizes the stress on residents waiting for the water to recede.
UPDATE via our friends at Beloit Scanner: 3 confirmed shooting victims. 1 Has passed away.
One shooting victim shot in the head on Elm. (Fatal)
One victim shot in the leg on S Bluff
One shooting victim shot in the stomach on Roosevelt.
Suspect vehicle is a dark-colored pickup truck, last seen northbound.
Two of the victims are ages 15 years old and a 25 year old, Unknown on the 3rd victim.
Update at 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019: we are currently investigating a triple shooting near the area of Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue. One individual was located deceased at the scene. Two other individuals, a 15-year-old male and a 25-year-old male, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville.
It appears that the individuals knew each other and this does not appear to be a random act of violence. We expect to be on scene all night.
Original, 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 11: We are investigating a homicide in the area of Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue that was reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. We are asking people to avoid the area while we continue to investigate. It’s anticipated that we will be on scene for several hours.
If you have any information to share about the homicide, please contact us at 608-757-2244.
Sources are reporting multiple gunshots were heard in South Beloit last night around 9:30 PM. It happened in the area of South Bluff and Shirland ave.
We been told that there is possibly one shooting victim, but police have yet to release any information on this incident.
Sources are reporting earlier today around 12:30 pm, a large gas leak near Rockton. It happened in the area of Rockton Rd and Quail Trail.
Sources said a construction crew digging, struck a gas line and ruptured it. The area was evacuated. But after emergency personnel were able to clamp it, they re-opened the area. We have been told no injuries.
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Just before 9 :30 pm tonight several fire departments were responding to a structure fire near Rockton.
MABAS box 12 to the 2nd alarm.
Reports of a structure fire near 12158 Old River rd near Rockton.
Several fire departments are en route to assist.
Cristi Meyers-ArnoldIt’s fully engulfed. We think it’s a barn. This is from my home about 0.5 mile away. There are multiple fire trucks there- blocking Old River Rd. May want to avoid the area and find an alternative way to get home. They aren’t leaving any time soon.