On Friday November 25th, 2016 at around 11:00 PM, Rockford Police responded to 1203 7th St in reference an aggravated battery with a firearm complaint. Upon investigation, one shell casing was found in front of the business. A local hospital called stating a gun shot victim had just arrived. A 54 year old male had sustained a gun shot wound to the head. The bullet had grazed the side of his head while he was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of 1203 7th St. The victim stated he was waiting for a friend to come out of the business, when he observed his friend being confronted by a group of unknown black males. The group of black males then started beating on his friend at which point the victim exited the vehicle to also confront the suspects. 3 out of the 4 black male suspects then pulled out handguns, so the victim and his friend ran back to get into their vehicle to leave. One of the black males then pointed a handgun at the vehicle and fired one round through the front windshield grazing the head of the victim. The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
The victim is at a local hospital and is in stable non-life threatening condition at this time.
Suspect 1: black male, around 6’00” tall, around 180 lbs, wearing a black hoody. In possession of a handgun fired one round.
Suspect 2: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 3: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 4: black male, unknown further.
This is an on-going police investigation