From the RPD:
On Saturday, August 5, 2017, at about 2:30 a.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Brookview Road in reference to a shooting. When they arrived officers located the victim, a 68-year-old male, who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives from the Rockford Police Department are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident. Based on the information available at this time it is believed that this victim was specifically targeted and the shooting was not random.
This is an on-going investigation and no further information is available at this time.
Update: Sounds like it was a home invasion and the victim did shoot back at the suspects.
Around 2:30 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched for a shooting victim on Rockford’s East Side. Scanner traffic said 2 black male suspects shot a victim in the 500 block of Brookview rd. This is still developing, check back later for updates