Beloit police investigate 3 shootings; 5 arrested
Beloit police are investigating multiple shootings that happened within 30 minutes of each other Thursday night.
According to a release, the shootings occurred at three locations, two on the west side and one on the east side of Beloit.
The first incident happened around 5:55 p.m. in the area of Sixth Street and Portland Avenue.
Officers responded to the area and determined that a vehicle in the 900 block of Sixth Street was hit by gunfire. There were no reported injuries, but officers were still on the scene when they received reports of a second shooting around 6:20 p.m.
Officers responded to the area of West Grand Avenue and Brooks Street and determined that a residence in the 700 block of Brooks Street had been hit by gunfire. There were no reported injuries. Officers were still at the second shooting scene when they received reports of a third shooting around 6:45 p.m.
Officers then responded to the area of Porter and Copeland avenues and determined that a boy had been shot in the chest, officials said. The boy was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigations into the three incidents led police to determine a single suspect vehicle description, which was provided to all area law enforcement agencies.
Illinois law enforcement agencies found the suspect vehicle a short time later and apprehended five subjects after a vehicle and foot pursuit.
Two juvenile boys from Rockford were arrested along with Cole Page, 19, of Beloit, Savanna Denton, 20, of Rockton, Illinois, and Mark Kelly, 19, of Woodstock, Illinois. Page was arrested on multiple warrants, including 30 warrants through the city of Beloit. Denton was arrested on charges from Winnebago County, Illinois. Kelly was arrested on suspicion of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.
Officials said there is no ongoing threat to the community.