1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Gun Battle at Illinois Motel: Officials

May 17, 2020 Updated: May 17, 2020

Officials said a man shot three people, killing one, inside an Illinois motel on Sunday morning before he was found dead.

Officers swarmed a Super 8 Motel in Rockford at 12:40 a.m. after reports of shots being fired. Officers found a man dead with gunshot wounds and two women injured, Police Chief Dan O’Shea told WTVO.

The suspect then “barricaded himself into one of the hotel rooms,” O’Shea said. A police standoff ended about six hours later, according to the Rockford Police Department.

The identities of the victims and the suspect were not disclosed.

“Throughout the night we had some exchange of gunfire between police officers and the suspect,” O’Shea told the outlet.

When officers forced themselves into the room, the suspect was found dead, O’Shea added.

“It appears he died from a self-inflicted gunshot,” he said.

O’Shea said the two women who were injured are being treated at a nearby hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

The shooting appeared to stem from a domestic incident that happened prior, the police chief added.

None of the officers involved in the standoff were injured.

During the standoff, the SWAT team was called, and the motel was evacuated, authorities told CNN.