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Deadly Shooting in Rock Falls


Two men are dead and two others are in the hospital after an early morning shooting in Rock Falls.

Police say they were called the 200 block of West 2nd Street, to Lambs Tap, just after 12:40 Saturday morning for a report of shots fired. Responding officers found a 34-year old man lying on the sidewalk. He had been shot more than once and was unresponsive.

Officers say a 37-year old man and a 22-year old man were also found on the sidewalk. Both had been shot and had, what police call, non-life threatening injuries.

Medical personnel and Rock Falls firefighters arrived on scene and determined the 34-year old was dead. They transported the other two to local hospitals.

Police barricaded the scene and called Crime Scene Technicians in to help detectives.

They say a 40-year old man had been at the scene and took off. Officers found him walking across the 1st Avenue Bridge into Sterling, and gave chase, ending up at the man's home in the 300 block of 6th Avenue.

Police tell us they heard what they believed to be a shot fired and immediately set up a perimeter. The Whiteside County Tactical Response Team forced its way into the home, finding the man in his garage, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

His name is not being released at this hour. Police say the 37-year old man, from Sterling, was transported to Rockford. The 22-year old man, also from Sterling, may face surgery. Officers are still investigating the case.

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