On December 20, 2016 at 6:30AM Rockford Police Officers responded to a Rockford area business for a report of a shooting victim. Officers arrived and determined the 39 year old white male victim was not shot at the business but was shot outside his house, in the driveway, in the 800 block of Brooke Road. The victim told police someone tried to rob him as he was warming his car. The suspect shot him in the leg when trying to rob him and then the suspect fled on foot east bound on Brooke Road. The victim decribed the suspect as a 20-30 year old black male, 5’5″ tall, 160 pounds, wearing a black ski mask and other unknown clothing. The suspect was armed with a smaller framed black handgun. The victim was treated and released from a Rockford area hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. This investigation is still ongoing.
Around 6:33 am this morning several units were dispatched for a shooting victim at a Rockford business. Details are minimal.
The shooting victim is located at Cincinnati Tool at 5190 28th ave.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of dispatch
Update: It happened near Brooke rd and the victim drove to work then called emergency personnel