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4 people killed and 5 wounded in stabbings in northern Illinois, with a suspect in custody
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4 people killed and 5 wounded in stabbings in northern Illinois, with a suspect in custody

Mar 27, 2024
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The community of Rockford, Illinois, was shaken by a tragic incident on Wednesday, resulting in the loss of four lives and the injury of five individuals in a stabbing attack.

Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd confirmed that a suspect is in custody and being questioned, offering some reassurance to the community in the wake of the devastating events.

The incident unfolded with a medical call at 1:14 p.m., followed by further calls for police and paramedics. Chief Redd conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the tragedy, acknowledging the profound grief they are experiencing.

As the investigation continues, Chief Redd assured the public that there are no additional suspects believed to be at large.

The focus remains on gathering information and understanding the circumstances surrounding the incident in order to provide justice and support to those impacted by this senseless violence.

Rockford, with its population of approximately 150,000, stands united in mourning and solidarity as the community grapples with the aftermath of this tragic event.

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