UPDATE FROM THE RPD: On Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 at approximately 9:47 pm Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 1500 Birch Ct. reference numerous calls of shots fired. Upon arrival Rockford Police Officers located a vehicle and 2 residences struck by gunfire. Numerous shell casings were recovered at the scene. While Officers were at the scene a victim arrived at a local hospital suffering from a single gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was being treated for a non-life threatening injury and is in stable condition.
This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 229-2600 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers @ (815) 963-7867.
Around 10 PM several gunshots were heard on the east side of Rockford
Update on location: Blackhawk Housing area.
A short time later a shooting victim arrived at a nearby hospital emergency room.
It is not known on the severity of the injuries at this time
This is the fourth shooting victim in Rockford in the last 6 hours