At Least one Person Shot In Rockford


On Monday, 11/28/16 at approximately 2130 hours, officers responded to the 900 block of Acorn St. in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers located two witnesses who observed a silver Grand Prix with tinted windows and a sunroof, pull into the parking lot of Fairgrounds Pool. The witnesses advised two suspects exited the vehicle, and shot at them. Following the shooting, one of the suspects fled on foot, while the other suspect got in the Grand Prix and it fled southbound on Mulberry. A 16 year old black male victim (who was with the witnesses) was later located in a local emergency room with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his ankle. Detectives responded to Acorn St. for further investigation.

Suspects were described as:

1. Tall, thin, light skinned black male wearing a grey hoody.

2. Black male, average build, wearing dark clothing and a backpack.

Around 9:40 pm tonight the RFD were dispatched to the 900 block of Acorn. Scanner traffic is saying there is a shooting victim near this location. The victim was transported to a local E.R. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

No suspect information, since RPD is encrypted.

Update on suspect info: Silver Pontiac 4 door with tinted windows and a sunroof. Last seen near Jefferson st.