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On Friday, February 8, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 500 Indiana Ave. reference an Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. During the investigation it was learned the victim was in a vehicle which was west bound at 500 Indiana Ave. when they heard several gunshots and was struck once. The victim was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Suspect vehicle was described as a car with tinted windows last seen east bound from the scene.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department or Crime Stoppers – 815 963 STOP (7867).