UPDATE: Rockford Police were well aware of these shooters, and haven’t release any information on this at all! And several fans have been reported to have been shot or encountered these suspects all day today. (See below) And the RPD failed to warn the citizens, and now several have been shot and injured, because the lack of transparency and timely information on getting the information out (They have yet to do so) so people would know to take cover when they saw the suspects (And call the police to turn them in) Now several have been injured.
Around 8 pm tonight the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of 9th and Roosevelt/Sawyer.
Scanner traffic is saying an elderly man was shot in the head near this location.
Initial reports are saying a bb gun is the weapon.
RPD is encrypted, so no suspect information.
Note: Over the weekend, there were several people shot in Rockford with bb guns, including 2 small children.
RS Fan sent us this: Around 7:30 pm, in the neighborhood of the Schnucks on 11th st, there is a red jeep with an older heavy set black guy going around shooting people with a bb gun, my husband just got shot once
RS fan: Ann Hand They were in our neighborhood today at 5:30pm, east side in Edgewood !We called the police. The red jeep had three black teens in it. One teen pointed the BB gun at my husband then drove off. They came back and we hid down the hill off the walking path. They also hit a poor college kid in the neck. Police said this car has been at it all day! It was scary as hell, we had our 10month old with us for Christ sake.
Misty Sturtevant This happened off of Pepper and Mulford around 5 as well. Two people were shot with a BB gun by someone in a red SUV.