Update with a statement from Rockford Police
On 02-18-17 at 5:45 PM., the Rockford Police Department responded to the intersection on Broadway and Eastgate Parkway for a shooting victim in a vehicle. Upon arrival officers found two subjects in a vehicle at the intersection. One of them sustained a gunshot wound and was subsequently transported to a local hospital for treatment. The second subject was not injured and is currently being interviewed by police personnel. There are no suspects in custody but a vehicle of interest is being sought. It is described as a dark colored four door occupied by four black males.
UPDATE From Sara Torrence:
” I drove by it when it first happened and a man was laying on the ground and a cop was pumping his chest. They had 3 cop cars blocking the street and one down the road”
UPDATE: After we posted this, several Rockford Scanner fans are saying this is a shooting incident scene. Possibly shot in the head. Officers are also searching the street for shell casings. Rockford police have yet to release any information on this, and they are encrypted. So no other information at this time.
Several Rockford Scanner fans are reporting Rockford Police Officers have a vehicle stopped near Broadway and East Gate. They now have crime scene tape up around the scene, a fan is reporting. Still developing.
Rockford Police are encrypted, so it is not yet known exactly what is going on.
UPDATE: After we posted this, RS fan said they heard a “popping sound” just prior to this scene happening