From the BPD:
We need your help right away Beloit.
Folks driving this SUV possibly a beige/Tan/gold Jimmy or Chevy Blazer have been firing paintballs at people tonight. They have hit a couple of different people, and we need to get in contact with them before any more serious injuries occur. One victim was struck in the face near the College. We are heading to a similar call on the West Side now. If you see the vehicle call in right away to 7572244. If you see them firing, call 911.
On October 06, 2016 shortly after 1:30 PM Rockford Police responded to the area of 20th Street and Harrison Avenue reference to a report of shots being fired. The caller stated that they heard several loud bangs and they then saw a SUV leaving the area. Officers located the SUV in the 2300 block of 20th Street as they were responding to the call. Inside the vehicle they located a 22 and 23 male who had both been shot. Both subjects were transported to local hospitals by Rockford Fire Ambulance for treatment. The 23 year old had a minor injury and the 22 year old was suffering from a serious wound. No suspect information at this time.
Around 1:37 pm today several officers were dispatched to the area of 20th and Harrison. Scanner traffic is saying numerous shots fired. The suspect is a Hispanic male. Blue SUV is involved.
UPDATE: Two shooting victims. Possibly 3rd shooting victim. They have dispatched 3 ambulances to the scene.
UPDATE: They cancelled the 3rd ambulance. Two confirmed victims. They said there was a third shooting victim and needed an ambulance, but while en route they cancelled the ambulance. Unknown if it is fatal or unfounded for the 3rd victim.
UPDATE: One victim is in their 20’s. He was shot near the left shoulder/neck area.
Sounds like the victims were in a vehicle when they were shot. Then crashed their vehicle. One person is unconscious.
Traffic Alert: Traffic is backed up a ways in the area of the scene. AVOID THE AREA or expect delays
Also a couple people detained.
Around 1:19 pm today several emergency personnel were Broadway and 6th. Scanner traffic is saying there is a motorcycle accident near this intersection. Multiple injuries being reported. multiple ambulances are en route. Please avoid the area.