Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Shots Fired, One Person Hurt




 

Sources are reporting numerous shots fired in the 3500 block of Preston. 

Initial reports of a female being shot, but after investigating the female was not shot but was injured while falling while trying to avoid the bullets.

Several emergency personnel are on scene.

No suspect information at this time. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Sources are reporting an officer has been injured in Machesney Park




 

Sources are reporting an officer has been injured in Machesney Park. 

There was a double shooting in Machesney Park, so the Loves Park police were assisting the WCSO with their calls, while they were investigating the shooting. 

Details on that shooting at http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/10/06/rockford-scanner-shooting-victim-at-a-machesney-park-bar/

Just after 2:30 am this morning the Loves Park Police were assisting the WCSO on a call in the 8100 block of Eddington dr in Machesney Park.  It is unknown what the original call was for.  The call log shows it as a “Service to other agency”

We have been told that while the Loves Park Police were on this call on Eddington, a subject began to fight with the Loves Park Police officer and injured the officer.  It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. 

Several officers from several jurisdictions were on scene assisting. 

No other information is available. If police release any information on this, we will update this. 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Victims At A Machesney Park Bar




UPDATE: Cronies is closing their doors

 



Update:


On Sunday, October 6, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Winnebago County Deputies were dispatched to Cronies’ Bar, 9032 N. Second St., in Machesney Park for a person shot.

Upon arrival, Deputies found a male with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to Javon Bea Hospital Riverside where he was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses reported that the victim was involved in an altercation shortly before being shot.

A short time later, Javon Bea Hospital Rockton reported that a male had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim was treated and released for a non-life threatening.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives identified a suspect during the investigation and met with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney who authorized charges. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant and the suspect was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on the following charges:

~Kenneth J. Johnson Dob: 09/16/91 of Rockford

-First Degree Murder (8 counts)
-Aggravated Battery with a Firearm
-Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
-No FOID

Bond was set at $5,000,000.00 cash.

The victim was identified as Russell D. Jefferson (age 31) of Rockford. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday.

The charges against Kenneth J. Johnson are merely accusations and he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Two victims are confirmed shot. One of the victims is confirmed dead. This is now a murder investigation. The other victim is allegedly shot in the hand/arm, and officials said that victim is suffering from non life threatening injuries.  Police have yet to release any suspect information. 

Note: Police labeled this double shooting as a “Special patrol request”

Reports of 2 people have been shot during a birthday party at Cronies Grill at 9032 N 2nd st just after 1:30 am.  (We have been told there is possibly up to 4 shooting victims, 2 at the scene and 2 self transported) It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at this time, we have been told that one of the victims possibly has life threatening injuries but officials have not yet confirmed this.  The victim with the alleged life threatening injuries was found laying on the dance floor area of the business. The other victim at the scene is alleged to have been shot in the hand/arm area. Reports of an argument, then several shots were fired. Two ambulances were on scene, along with numerous police officers from several jurisdictions. Police were searching for a suspect in the area, they found a vehicle with a gun inside it and think it is possibly related to this shooting, but they are not yet sure and are investigating it further.  Several officers and emergency personnel from several jurisdictions were on scene (WCSO, LPPD, Roscoe, Rockton, ISP, HRFD, NPFD).  Police have not released any information on this shooting yet, if they do we will update this.

Video from the party inside the bar, just a few minutes before the shooting. Video by Tim B.

https://www.croniesgrill.com/

 


Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Machesney Park.

Reports of at least one shooting victim at Cronies at 9032 N Second st in Machesney Park, around 1:40 am.  The victim is reported to be on the South side of the building.

UPDATE: Reports of a 2nd shooting victim.

Several emergency personnel from several jurisdictions are on scene.

Unknown on suspect information, police have not released any information.

Still developing.

Reports of this musician was playing there tonight for a party.

RS Source








Rockford Scanner™: Unknown Scene in Downtown Rockford




Sources are reporting an unknown scene in downtown Rockford.

Police are with a vehicle that appears to have crashed near Jefferson and Main.  The vehicle appears to have possibly crashed into the pole.  The vehicle is sideways, next to the pole.  Police are on scene, and no citizens are on scene, so it is unknown where the driver is.

Unknown if it is related:   On the 3rd floor of the parking garage, that is approx. 50 feet North from the vehicle scene. A male in his 50’s has a hip injury.  If it is related to the vehicle scene, it is unclear how the person made it to the 3rd floor of the parking deck.  The victim in this incident was transported to a local ER.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Sources are reporting an auto accident in Rockford




Sources are reporting an auto accident in Rockford. 

It happened on Rockton, just South of Auburn st.

Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.