Update: 1 confirmed shooting victim. The male victim is reported to be dead outside by a tree. Unconfirmed reports are saying there are 2 more victims as well. 1 confirmed, 3 possible shooting victims.
A man was shot in the chest at the same location the night before around 2 am. The victim self transported to a nearby hospital. It is unknown if these 2 shootings are related. (Man shot in the chest last night, Man murdered tonight with possibly 2 more victims at the same location within 24 hours)
Police are currently using dogs to track the scent of the suspect in this murder. That suspect is described as a Black male wearing a White shirt and was last seen running westbound in the yards.
Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.
It happened just after 2 am in the 1200 block of 8th st. Google maps shows it to be near 12th ave.
Details are minimal right now.
Approx. 5-8 shots were fired according to sources who live near the location.
At least one shooting victim near this location. We have been told it is a fatal, but not yet confirmed.
Suspect is described as a Black male with a White shirt, last seen on westbound through the yards on foot in the area.
No other information.
Source who lives nearby said: ” I woke up from a dead sleep telling my daughter to get on the ground. This happened just 4 days ago also during the day (shots fired) while police where already on scene but they didn’t care there were 4 shots fired no one hit then! ”
MURDER INVESTIGATION: A 32-year-old man was found outside an apartment building in the 1200 block of 8th Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are conducting a follow up investigation into the incident which does not appear to be random.