Rockford Scanner®: One Person Just Shot, Vehicle On Fire At The Shooting Scene

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On Friday November 9, 2018 at 9:14pm, Rockford Officers responded to W. State St & Johnston Ave in reference to shots fired and a car crash.  Through further investigation, Officers learned that the vehicle that crashed was being chased by a dark colored 2-door Ford Mustang.  Gunfire was believed to be exchanged between both vehicles.  A male passenger from the crashed car sustained minor injuries.  It was unclear if his injuries occurred from the gunfire or car crash.  A utility pole was damaged at the scene of the crash.  Barricades were placed to close the curb lane in the area of W. State St & Day Ave until ComEd is able to repair the damaged pole.

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 Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

W State near the scene is shut down. Avoid the area! From Way-Lo all the way down to Johnston.   There was a chase, shots were fired during the chase.  A vehicle crashed into 2 utility poles.

Around 9:20 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to a shooting victim, vehicle on fire at the shooting scene.

It happened in the 200 block of N Johnston

Reports of at least one person shot.  Sounds like it is life threatening. The police took the victim via their squad car to the nearby hospital.

A pole is snapped in half near State and Day.

No suspect information, due to the police encryption

Sources are saying this was a  chase with shots fired that ended up  with a shooting victim.  We can not confirm this, due to the encryption.



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