Whiteside sheriff: No information being released until Tuesday in fatal shooting north of Sterling

Whiteside County sheriff John Booker works at the scene of a fatal shooting that took place at 9:30 a.m. north of Sterling Monday, April 18, 2022.

MORRISON – No information will be released until “sometime tomorrow” in a fatal shooting north of Sterling that happened around 9:30 this morning, Sheriff John Booker said in a news release shortly after 4 p.m.

Booker will not provide any details on the victim or victims, or any information on whether anyone is in custody, except to say that “more investigation needs to be completed.”

Sheriff’s and State Police personnel were staging at a home at 20775 Hickory Hills Road, where ATVs could be seen searching nearby fields.

Booker did say that they were not searching for anyone, and that the community was not in any danger.

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Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.