At approximately 1:05 pm on Sunday, September 09, 2018 officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Sherman Ave in reference to a shooting. Officers located two male victims that had been shot. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for medical attention. One of the victims had non-life-threatening injuries. The second victim is in serious condition.
This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Area Crimestoppers at (815) 963-7867.
Sources are reporting another shooting scene in Rockford.
This one happened around 1 pm in the area of the 1300 block of Sherman ave in Rockford.
Reports of the victim (or someone nearby the victim) returned gunfire.
Witnesses said there was over 40 gunshots heard.
A white SUV fled the area, with their back window shot out.
There was a get together at a nearby residence, having a cookout. When a suspect approached the people and opened fired on the group at the cookout.
On Saturday 09/08/2018 at approximately 11:45p.m. the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire at 502 W. Buffalo St. in Polo. Polo Fire Protection District arrived on scene and observed a fully engulfed attached garage fire with significant smoke inside the residence.
During the search of the residence fire personnel located the only occupant of the house, Keith E. Fredricks 81, deceased.
Polo Fire Protection District requested a 2nd Alarm with mutual aid from Mt. Morris, Dixon City, Milledgeville, Dixon Rural, Advance Ambulance, Lanark, Forreston, and Oregon Fire Districts.
At the request of the Polo Police Department, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the death investigation.
The investigation continues and no additional information will be released at this time.