At 4:53a.m. Rockford Police Officers responded to the 700 block of N. Horsman Street in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arrival, Officers located a 47 year old male victim suffering from 2 non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his left leg. The initial investigation indicated that 3 unknown suspects confronted the victim, fired numerous shots at him and then fled the area in the victim’s vehicle. The victim’s vehicle was located unoccupied a short time later in the 700 block of Maple Street. Nothing further.
Anyone with information reference this incident is encouraged to call the Rockford Police Department or CrimeStoppers.
Around 5 am several sources were reporting a shootout between suspects in two different vehicles. That happened in the area of Mulberry and Hinkley.
A short time later emergency personnel were dispatched to the 700 block of N Horsman in reference to a shooting victim. At least one person was struck by gunfire and was transported to a local E.R.
It is unknown if the two scenes are related at the time of posting this.
No suspect information at this time.