Police shoot, critically hurt man with gun outside Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, authorities say

Winnebago County deputy was working at casino when disturbance happened, police said.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WLS) -- Police shot and critically injured a man armed with a gun outside a Rockford casino, officials said.

The shooting happened outside Hard Rock Casino on Saturday night, authorities said. Police said an off-duty Winnebago County deputy was working at the casino when a disturbance involving a man happened.

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Rockford police fired shots at the man after he pointed a gun at them when they arrived on the scene, authorities said.

Authorities said no officers were injured.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment in critical condition.
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