At approximately 10:23 pm Officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to Sanford Street and Morgan Street reference to gunshots fired in the area and a victim in the alley in the 1000 block of Sanford Street. Upon arrival Officers spoke to the 17 year old victim who was shot in the right leg (non-life threatening injury). The victim stated he was returning home to 1026 Morgan Street and walking towards the back door of his residence. The victim stated he heard someone say something to his left and then heard gunshots. The victim stated he ran away from the area of the shooting and stopped where we located him in the alley.