Dixon, Illinois: Multiple People Reportedly Shot in ‘Mass-Casualty Incident,’ Officials Say

DIXON, ill. (AP) — Several people were shot Wednesday in northern Illinois, authorities said, calling it a “mass casualty incident.”

Ambulances and two medical helicopters went to the community of Lost Lake near Dixon, where there was also a massive police presence, according to a post on the Winnebago Boone & Ogle County Fire/Ems Incidents Facebook page.

A spokesperson for Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon said three people were taken to the hospital’s emergency department.

A person answering the phone at the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department had no comment when contacted by The Associated Press. The ministry’s website says a press conference will take place at 3:30 p.m.

Aerial video released by local media Wednesday afternoon showed law enforcement and personal cars parked on the side of unpaved roads throughout the neighborhood and officials occasionally gathering in small groups, but little activity in course. Yellow police tape blocked off at least one driveway and the Ogle County sheriff’s mobile command center was parked at the end of the driveway.

The Lost Lake Landowners Association describes the area as a “country-style community” with about 700 homeowners in an unincorporated area near the towns of Dixon, Franklin Grove and Oregon, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) away. west of Chicago.

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