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On Friday, April 13, 2018, at 7:20 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2200 block of South 5th Street in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, officers located two victims, a 10-month-old infant and his 22-year-old mother, who had both been struck by gun fire. Both victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The names of the victims are not being released at this time.
Detectives from the Rockford Police Department responded to the scene and conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. During the investigation detectives were able to identify and locate a potential suspect, Tyrone Anderson Jr. The investigation was then reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, the listed charges were authorized against Anderson. He was later lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. A photo of Anderson is attached.
ARRESTED: Tyrone Anderson Jr. 19-years-old Rockford, IL
CHARGES: Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (2 Counts)
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons
No Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID)
The charges against Tyrone Anderson Jr. are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
This is an on-going investigation and detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Rockford Police Department at 779-500-6551 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
No further information is available at this time.
According to the RPD the victims both have non-life threatening injuries. They are asking for the public to assist in information with this shooting.
Shooter is still on the loose according to the RPD.
We will post more information when it becomes available.
Just after 7 PM Rockford Fire Department were called to the 2200 block of 5th street for 2 gunshot victims.
When they arrived they located a 22 year old mother and her less than one year old infant both with gunshot wounds.
Both victims were transported to a hospital.
There is no suspect information at this time.
Updates will be posted when they become available, this is all we have for now.