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Update from the RPD:
On 11-18-18 at 7:46 pm officers responded to the 1500 block of Crosby Street for reports of gunshots. Officers learned a victim was walking with a friend in the 1500 block of Crosby St. when they were approached by a subject who was on foot. The subject displayed a handgun and began shooting in the direction of the victim. The victim was struck in the leg one time by gunfire. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a mask and white shirt. 1607 Crosby St. was also struck by gunfire during the incident. No one inside the residence of 1607 Crosby St. was injured. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.
Sources say around 8 pm last night there was a shooting victim at Swedish American Hospital.
One Confirmed Shooting Victim. Unconfirmed, but possible multiple victims.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries and suspect information.
A short time before the shooting victim arrived, shots were heard in the 1500 block of Crosby. It is believed to be related to this, but it is not yet confirmed.
We are awaiting the RPD to release details. Check back later for updates.