At approximately 10:10 AM on Thursday, March 30, 2017, members of the Rockford Police Department responded to a local hospital, to investigate a walk-in shooting complaint. Upon arrival, officers determined that the female victim had been the victim of an attempted armed robbery that occurred in the 2400 block of Barton Blvd. The victim sustained a single gunshot to her leg, and injuries to her head while resisting the robbery attempt. The suspect fled the scene on foot.
The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the incident.
This is an ongoing investigation.
RS fan: “I called this in and saw the guy that did it..gave the RPD what I knew…didn’t know the woman was shot, she got in her car and drove away while I was keeping my eye on the shooter…last seen heading South down the alley behind Rockton Food Mart…Black Male, 18-20 years old, dark jeans, black jacket, black baseball cap backwards”
Credit: Jason Somers & RPD