Sources are reporting a few scenes in Rockford that has numerous officers on each scene.
The first one was in the 1500 block of 4th st. Approx. 9 officers are on scene. This was around 10:30 pm. Unknown what is currently ongoing. UPDATE: We have been told it was a 10 year old boy that stole his grandmas vehicle. Police have yet to confirm this.
Another scene around the same time is near Douglas and Camlin. Several officers are on scene. Again, unknown what happened. Police have yet to release any information.
Third scene happened in the 1900 block of 4th st around 8:30 pm. Video below by Angela Marie Bailey Eklund. She said the police stopped her daughter thinking she was another individual and then tackled her 17 year old daughter because they thought her daughter was someone else. (Mis-identification) . 3 people were detained, 2 arrested.
Update: Sources said there was an argument. During the argument someone shouted out “OMG” and then several shots were fired. Sources said it was in sync with the downtown firework finale.
At least 4 victims were shot. Victims ages are believed to be around 32, 33, 38, and 47. One victim was shot in the artery of the arm and lost a lot of blood. Another victim was shot multiple times in the chest. Another shot in the back. Unknown on the others. Their conditions are believed to be serious. Last we been told they were all still alive at a local hospital. Hospital was on lockdown.
Sources said many people were in the area during the shooting and fled as the shots were fired. A white impala was seen fleeing the area. Unknown if that is the suspects vehicle or someone fleeing. A white impala was being processed at the scene.
Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.
Shortly after 10 pm tonight, there was a shooting in the 1100 block of Preston.
Reports of at least one victim, possibly multiple victims. Sources said some have self transported to a local hospital and the hospital is on lock down.
We have been told the injuries are believed to possibly be life threatening, but RPD has yet to confirm this. This is still developing.
Officers initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle fled. They were able to capture the passenger. The driver fled on foot from the area of 5th st and 4th ave. A police perimeter is being set up. Avoid the area.
Reports of a possible shooting victim on 4th ave in Rockford around 10:30 pm. Several officers and other emergency personnel are on scene and witnesses said a person was transported on a stretcher to the ambulance.