Update from the RPD:
Armed subject, a 20-year-old male, from earlier incident at Wal-Mart on Walton, has been detained. Wal-Mart on Walton is currently closed. More details will follow when available.
Video by RS source
We have received numerous reports of a possible active shooter scene at the Walmart on E State st.
Numerous people were reporting a possible active shooter situation at the Walmart on E State st.
We can confirm several officers and top ranking officers on scene conducting an investigation.
There were reports of an ambulance transporting a person from the scene, officials have not confirmed anything about this yet.
We have talked to Rockford PD and they confirmed that there was NO active shooter.
There was several officers on scene, no crime scene tape up and the people who were evacuated were let back in and the store has since reopened back up.
RPD released the following:
Police responded to Wal-Mart on Walton for a report of an armed male subject. Upon arrival, he fled the scene.
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