On October 06, 2016 shortly after 1:30 PM Rockford Police responded to the area of 20th Street and Harrison Avenue reference to a report of shots being fired. The caller stated that they heard several loud bangs and they then saw a SUV leaving the area. Officers located the SUV in the 2300 block of 20th Street as they were responding to the call. Inside the vehicle they located a 22 and 23 male who had both been shot. Both subjects were transported to local hospitals by Rockford Fire Ambulance for treatment. The 23 year old had a minor injury and the 22 year old was suffering from a serious wound. No suspect information at this time.
Around 1:37 pm today several officers were dispatched to the area of 20th and Harrison. Scanner traffic is saying numerous shots fired. The suspect is a Hispanic male. Blue SUV is involved.
UPDATE: Two shooting victims. Possibly 3rd shooting victim. They have dispatched 3 ambulances to the scene.
UPDATE: They cancelled the 3rd ambulance. Two confirmed victims. They said there was a third shooting victim and needed an ambulance, but while en route they cancelled the ambulance. Unknown if it is fatal or unfounded for the 3rd victim.
UPDATE: One victim is in their 20’s. He was shot near the left shoulder/neck area.
Sounds like the victims were in a vehicle when they were shot. Then crashed their vehicle. One person is unconscious.
Traffic Alert: Traffic is backed up a ways in the area of the scene. AVOID THE AREA or expect delays
Also a couple people detained.