Gunman kills three on an Illinois 'stripper-bus' that advertises itself for the 'distinguished gentleman'

  • Police in Rockford, Illinois are searching for Raheem D. King, 22
  • King allegedly killed three people on a Distinguished Gentleman charter bus
  • Police say King is armed with an assault rifle and is considered dangerous 

 

 

Raheem D. King, 22, is wanted by Illinois police in connection with the fatal shooting of three people aboard an adult-themed bus
 

Raheem D. King, 22, is wanted by Illinois police in connection with the fatal shooting of three people aboard an adult-themed bus

A gunman is at large after shooting dead three people aboard an ‘adult themed’ charter bus in Illinois.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea says the driver of the Distinguished Gentleman bus called 911 shortly before 3:30am Saturday, The Rockford Register Star reported.

The driver left the shooting site and parked the bus in a fuel lane at a gas station where police then came.

...says a 'suspect on the bus shot other individuals on the bus.'

The victims were not immediately identified.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says he cannot comment on details about the victims or how many times they were shot.

The alleged shooter, 22-year-old Raheem D. King, of Rockford, will be charged with four counts of first-degree murder. 

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The shooting took place aboard the Distinguished Gentleman charter bus (above) in Rockford
 

The shooting took place aboard the Distinguished Gentleman charter bus (above) in Rockford

Police have yet to release the identities of the victims. Investigators at the crime scene gather evidence in the photo above
 

Police have yet to release the identities of the victims. Investigators at the crime scene gather evidence in the photo above

Police say King is armed with an assault rifle and that he should be considered dangerous.

Immediately after the shootings, several passengers ran out of the bus and fled.

Investigators have yet to reveal exactly how many passengers were on board the bus at the time of the shootings. 

'Obviously, there’s an individual out there who has killed three people and we need to apprehend ... (that) individual,' O’Shea said. 

Police said that another shooting took place about 10 blocks away from the crime scene, but this incident was unrelated. 

Anyone with information about the shooting or shooter should contact police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area CrimeStoppers at 815-963-7867. 

 
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