Two Shootings May Be Connected

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

Twenty-year-old Darnel Wainwright was shot in the head at some point Saturday. Police say he stole a truck, got in an accident and witnesses called 911 when he ran away from the collision with a gun in hand.

Police chased Wainwright; he broke into a house, held a family hostage and finally surrendered to police. When police took Wainwright into custody they found he had been shot in the head.

Monday morning Beloit police learned of another man being treated for gun shot wounds in Rockford. Investigators believe he was shot in Beloit and Capt. Bill Tyler tells 23 News this victim is probably connected to Wainwright's incident, but the victim just got out of surgery and police have not been able to talk to him yet.

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