On Thursday, June 22, 2017 at approximately 6:30 a.m., Rockford Police responded to the 1400 block of South Court Street for reports of a shooting victim. Upon arrival officers located a 51-year-old male who appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds. (Scanner traffic said a teenager) The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim was later pronounced deceased.
Rockford Police Department detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident. Based on the information available at this time the incident is being investigated as a homicide. The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.
At this time, this incident is not believed to be a random attack. This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.
Details are minimal right now. Just before 6:30 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched to the 1400 block of S Court st. There is one shooting victim, they were shot in the head area.
This is still developing.
UPDATE: Suspects are 2 black males that fled on foot, possibly into a White van. Injuries sound life threatening. One wound to the head and a couple other gunshot wounds to the other areas of the body. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital. Still developing!
UPDATE: Sounds like there may be two shooting victims, but not confirmed yet.