On December 29, 2016 at 7:53 AM Rockford police officers responded to 1030 E. Ste St. to investigate a shots fired incident. Upon arrival the officers determined the incident was actually an Attempt Armed Robbery with one gun shot fired. Witnesses told police that a unknown black male wearing dark clothing approached a person in the parking lot who was pumping gasoline. An altercation occurred and the suspect fired one bullet during the incident. The victim came into the gas station and called ‘911’ from the gas station telephone then went back to his car and left the area. The suspect was seen running north through the parking lot. The victim told the Communication Center that someone tried to rob him and then hung up the telephone. There was no victim at the scene and the Rockford Police Department has not been contacted by the victim since the initial telephone call to the Communication Center.
This morning police were investigating shots fired at the Circle K gas station on East State Street.
Rockford Police Department are encrypted so details are very minimal.
It is not yet known if anybody was injured. No suspect information due to police encryption.
It is not yet known if the shots were fired inside the gas station or in the parking lot