“We believe this was a completely random act and there is no prior meeting or any kind of relationship between the suspect and any of the victims in this case,” Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said.
The Army confirmed to The Post that Webb is a Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence sergeant assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), located at Camp Bull Simons at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
He joined the Army in 2008 and was on leave when the shooting occurred, the Army said, without elaborating why. It was unclear why Webb was in Illinois.“
We are shocked and saddened to learn about this tragic event, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and wounded,” Webb’s commander, Col. John W. Sannes, said in a statement, as the Army vowed “full assistance” in the investigation.
Webb was busted minutes after police arrived at the 7 p.m. bloodbath at the outside Shooters Bar, the only part of the Don Carter Lanes bowling-alley complex open during coronavirus restrictions.