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Rockford Reeling After Brutal Stabbing Attack

Rockford, Illinois is still grappling with the aftermath of a horrific stabbing attack that left four people dead and five others injured on Wednesday [NBC News].

The rampage, described by Mayor Tom McNamara as a “random and senseless act of violence” [NBC News], began shortly after 1:10 pm. The suspect, identified as a 22-year-old man, launched a series of attacks in a residential area near Cleveland Avenue, Holmes Street, and Eggleston Road [NBC Chicago].

Among the victims were a 15-year-old girl, a 63-year-old woman, a 49-year-old man, and a 22-year-old man, with one also being a mail carrier [CBS News]. Thankfully, four of the injured victims are reported to be in stable condition, while one remains in critical care [NBC Chicago].

Authorities are still piecing together the motive behind the attack. While a suspect is in custody, there is no indication of any other individuals being involved [NBC Chicago].

This tragedy has undoubtedly shaken the Rockford community. Local officials are focused on supporting the victims’ families and ensuring the safety of residents. The investigation into the stabbings remains ongoing.


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