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Suspect, victim in hospital after shootings at Morrison home

An officer shot the suspect after hearing gunfire during the execution of a search warrant at a Morrison, Illinois home.

MORRISON, Ill. — A victim and a suspect are both in the hospital with gunshot wounds after police shot the suspect during the execution of a search warrant in Morrison, according to Illinois State Police.

In the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 21, ISP officers assisted the Blackhawk Area Tak Force with a search warrant being executed at a home in the 600 block of North Cherry Street in Morrison.

The search warrant was intended for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession of contraband in a penal institution.

When officers entered the home, they heard gunshots from inside. After locating the subject of the warrant, an ISP officer fired at them. The suspect suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital.

Police continued to search the building, eventually locating a woman who had also been injured by gunfire. She was also rushed to the hospital.

The officer who fired the shot was not named, but was described as a "four-year, highly-trained SWAT member of the Illinois State Police." The officers were wearing body cameras during the incident.

The ISP Division of Internal Investigation is investigating the incident. After the investigation is complete, evidence will be submitted to the Whiteside County State's Attorney's Office for review. 

Additional information, including the body cam footage, will be released to the public once possible. Information on the victim and suspect's conditions is not available.

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