On Tuesday 8/7/18 at about 11:27 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of 2300 East Gate Parkway reference a shooting victim. The victim is approx. 15 years old. Preliminary investigation indicates the victim was walking in the 2100 block of 25th St. when he was struck by a single round of gunfire. (Sources are saying the suspects tried to rob the victim) The victim sustained a single gunshot wound the the buttocks area and was transported to a local hospital. The injury was reported to be non life threatening. A residence on 25th St. was also struck by a single round of gunfire. No injuries were reported at the residence.
A dark colored vehicle was reported to have been seen leaving the area after the shooting.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department
Sources reporting around 11:30 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched for a shooting victim on the East side.
It happened in the area of 2300 block of Eastgate Parkway
A male has been shot near this location.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries.
No suspect information due to the encryption