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Mass casualty incident reported after multiple people shot in rural Dixon

The suspected shooter has been confirmed dead.



An exchange of gunfire occurred at a residence in Lost Nation on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in injuries to multiple Ogle County deputies.

According to Lee County Board Chairman Bob Olson, three Ogle County deputies were shot in the critical incident in Dixon, Illinois and are currently hospitalized but expected to recover.

The suspect involved in the incident was also shot and is hospitalized.

Multiple law enforcement agencies and medical helicopters responded to the scene located on the 400 block of Wild Rice Lane.

Additional personnel from fire departments in Dixon, Oregon, Mount Morris, and Polo, along with a crime scene investigator, are assisting at the scene in Lost Nation.

According to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, a news conference is planned for 3:30 p.m. June 12.


  • 12:00: Multiple people shot, massive police presence
  • 12:14: Helicopter requested, 1-H-32 transporting
  • 12:16: 1-H-12 transporting
  • 12:17: Additional units needed for district coverage, OCSO assistance requested
  • 12:18: Second helicopter requested
  • 12:19: 1-H-26 working a code
  • 12:21: Landing one helicopter at the scene, another to KSB
  • 12:23: DR ambulances to return for evaluation of deputies after transporting
  • 12:24: One helicopter on the ground
  • 12:25: Additional ambulance response
  • 12:30: MM 1-F-25 on scene, 1-F-31 arrives at KSB (4th or 5th transport)

No suspects have been identified, and there has been no information immediately released regarding any arrests.

According to witness near the scene, Ogle County deputies have been stationed at a fellow deputy’s home in Lost Lake for a few hours, with ambulance crews on standby. Around noon, I heard an explosion, followed by about 30 rapid shots. I don’t have any additional information. I live approximately half a mile from the home, and there are no signs or sounds of helicopters yet.

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.