Gunman reported in Rockford, Illinois medical clinic now in custody
Crusader Community Health CEO Gordon Eggers said that law enforcement is converging to the second floor of the clinic, according to a local NBC affiliate.
Patients, nurses and doctors are reported to have taken shelter inside storefronts, according to local busiensses. Streets in the area have been closed off.
Crusader Clinic VP of Development Linda Niemec says that some staff are still inside the building, but are in a secure location.
POLICE ON SCENE: Man with a gun at Crusader Community Health Clinic on Broadway. pic.twitter.com/rT3yLLMTfg— Tori Clark (@TClarkWREX) September 28, 2015
There have not been any deaths or injuries reported. All staff and patients have made it out safely, Eggers told WTVO.
Paramedics got to safety and the child they were treating for a seizure is safe. Fire crews now standing by while police talk with suspect— Kelsie Passolt (@KelsiePassolt13) September 28, 2015
A local reporter said that paramedics had to treat a child for a seizure when the child heard someone calling out about a man with a gun. Both the child and the paramedic crew are safe, and the Rockford Fire Department is standing by while police try to talk the suspected gunman down.
Several blocks are closed on Broadway as police attempt to negotiate with a reported active shooter inside Crusader Clinic. @rrstar— Jeff Kolkey (@JeffKolkey) September 28, 2015
Police reported that the shooter was contained, with Crisis negotiators on the scene. The shooter was reported to be a white male in his 30's.
The streets remained closed as a precaution, despite the successful evacuation and containment.
Police: The shooter is contained. Surrounding streets will remain closed as a safety precaution.— 13WREX (@13WREX) September 28, 2015
The shooter was reported to be in police custody around 6 p.m. local time.