UPDATE: A person had an umbrella, and someone thought it was a gun.
So they treated the scene as an active shooter scene.
The situation is wrapping up. Everyone is SAFE.
Police have reviewed the cameras and also cleared the school several times. Situation is clear and everyone is safe. They treated this as an active shooter scene, to be safe.
The school released this:
Our school has been secured by the Rockford law enforcement agencies due to a report they received. There are no reported injuries from any student or staff member. Every student has been accounted for and has been transported to a secure location. At this time we are cooperating with law enforcement to ensure a safe and proper procedure.
Parents, we will keep you posted as to when we will dismiss
UPDATE from the police: Berean Baptist Christian School has been evacuated after reports of a possible armed suspect, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Treating the scene as an active shooter scene.
No injuries, police are accounting for all the students right now. And they are bringing the students over at Anna Page School, where they are releasing the students to the parents there.
Update from a source: “A woman in the parking lot around pick up time thought she saw a man go in the building with a rifle. It was a person with an umbrella with a strap on it, and after that a man ran in the building with a hammer apparently to catch the man with the rifle that was never there. Everyone is safe. The police are doing a second sweep of the school just to be sure. But false alarm. Better to be safe than sorry. And the school is always locked no matter what time it is and everyone has to be buzzed in so they would have recognized the parent with the umbrella coming in to pick up their child.”
Several sources are reporting a major scene in Rockford
Approximately 30 police officers from numerous jurisdictions are at a school, Berean Baptist school. And more police are still arriving on scene.
They have a command center and numerous officers, k-9’s, and ambulances are all on scene
It is not yet known what is going on, they are staging over at Anna |Page. They said they are going to be meeting parents of the students there
It is highly recommended to avoid this area
Students were scene crouching down and hiding behind objects. Police are setting up a perimeter in the area around the school.
it is not yet known exactly what is going on, due to the police encryption.
As soon as we know more information we will update this
it was another violent night in the city of Rockford
Below are just a couple of the violent crime police calls.
In progress person:Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery, Kidnapping & In Progress Property: Home invasion, burglary
Weapons violations/Shots Fired:
Below are the medical assist calls. As you know the local police label some major violent crimes such as murders, as medical assist. not all of these medical assistants are violent crimes but is safe to assume some of them might be because of the previous actions and labeling from the local police.
UPDATE: Officers said after investigating, it was determined that shots were not fired in the area. And the person who was reporting it (was 10-96), heard a water bottle in a bonfire nearby and thought it was shots fired. Police are now back in service.
Sources are reporting shots fired out at Rock Cut State Park just before 11 PM tonight. Shots were fired in the area of the campground at Rock Cut State Park.
UPDATE: The victim involved was an off duty police officer and her acquaintance. Suspects fired their gun at them during the robbery, then the off duty officer returned fire at the suspect. The suspect was able to get away. The business and a vehicle were struck by gunfire. No reports of injuries.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Detectives from RPD are asking for help identifying the suspect in Tuesday night's armed robbery attempt involving an off-duty Winnebago County Sheriff's deputy. It happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of N. Bell School Road on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Anyone with information should call 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office have charged 18-year-old Logan Wunder of South Beloit with 1 Count First Degree Murder, 1 Count Attempted Murder, and 1 Count Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.
A 17-year-old South Beloit boy was also charged with a pending criminal cased not related to this incident.
Further charges are pending until the investigation is complete.
UPDATE – 9 PM:
A 22-year-old white male has died at a Rockford hospital after suffering from a gunshot wound to his head during a shooting Saturday afternoon just before 2 pm in the area of 100 S. Lincoln Street in South Beloit, IL. The remaining two victims include; a 21-year-old man who is in critical condition at a Rockford hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and abdomen, and a 19-year-old man who is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the upper chest. He was transported to a Janesville hospital and later transferred to a Madison hospital.
The two shooting victims have been able to provide police with a name and description of the individual who shot them. While witnesses have provided police with a description and name of the second suspect who was with the shooter. The two suspects are described as a white males, that fled the scene in a maroon colored Chrysler vehicle.
About an hour and a half later, the two suspects turned themselves into the South Beloit Police Department. They have since been transported to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department for further questioning. At this time, charges are pending for both suspects and more details won’t be available until after questioning has been finished and the Winnebago State’s Attorney can look over the evidence from the case.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department is currently assisting the South Beloit Police Department with the investigation. The Beloit Police Department, the Rockton Police Department, and the Roscoe Police Departments all assisted at the scene of the shooting this afternoon.
UPDATE: Around 2 pm Saturday afternoon, an altercation between 5 male individuals led to shots fired and three gun shot victims. The suspects in this shooting are said to be around 18 years old and fled from the scene in a red car.
One victim was shot in the head and is in critical condition, while the other two victims are in serious condition.
Details are very minimal at this time, but just after 2 pm, a call went out for three shooting victims in the area of Center St and Lincoln St in South Beloit. South Beloit Fire department has asked for mutual aid from Rockton Fire Department and Beloit Fire Department. South Beloit Fire Department has also just requested for additional paramedics to respond to the scene. This is still developing, so please check back for more details.