Police Find 3 Dead on 'Adult-Themed' Party Bus

Police say passenger opened fire
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2018 2:48 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Three people are dead after someone opened fire on board an "adult-themed charter bus" early Saturday in Illinois, the Rockford Register Star reports. The driver of the Distinguished Gentleman private entertainment bus called 911 around 3:30am in Rockford to report shots fired. According to WIFR, the party bus had been rented out Friday. Police arrived to find three people dead inside the bus.

Police say the shooter, who is still at large, was a passenger on the bus. “A suspect on the bus shot other individuals on the bus,” police chief Dan O’Shea says. “At this time it’s an active investigation.” Police are asking for help from the public in finding the shooter, though they haven't offered a name or description. “Obviously there’s an individual out there who has killed three people and we need to apprehend ... (that) individual,” O’Shea says. The three victims haven't been publicly identified. (Read more shooting stories.)

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