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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.
Video by RS Fan