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Police: Stand-off at Super 8 hotel is over; suspect and 1 victim are dead

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea says the stand-off situation at the Super 8 hotel in Rockford is over, and that the suspect and one victim have died.

Chief O'Shea says two females believed to have been shot by the suspect are at a Rockford hospital suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz identified the shooting victim as a 19-year-old man. The suspect's identity has not been released.

O'Shea delivered an update around 6:40 a.m. Sunday, nearly 6 hours after Rockford Police first arrived on the scene on Coliseum Drive.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said in a media briefing that officers and the suspect exchanged gunfire during the stand-off. He says the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but an investigation is ongoing to make sure police gunfire did not strike him.

No officers were hit by gunfire or injured.

O'Shea said the call for the active shooter came in at 12:40 a.m. When police arrived officials said they found three gunshot victims, one who died at the scene.

Police say the people staying at the hotel were evacuated. Police say the suspect and victims were not from the Rockford area, and they believe the shooting started as a domestic violence incident.

This report will be updated.

13 WREX Newsroom

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