On Saturday, August 5, 2017, shortly before 3:30 a.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Magnolia Street in reference to a shooting. When they arrived officers located the victim, a 20-year-old male, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries. The name of the victim is not being released at this time.
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 the victim was attending a large party and was outside of the residence at the time the shooting occurred. Most of the party goers fled the scene prior to the police arriving.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau (779-500-6551) or Crime Stoppers (815-963-7867).
This is an on-going investigation and no further information is available. Further details will be released when they become available.