HomeCrimeFatalShots Fired in Rockford, Several Officers En Route



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.

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