UPDATE: Sources told us the suspect vehicle is a dark colored impala with tinted windows, damage to the driver side rear quarter panel, no hubcap on the passenger side, and no front plate. Last seen southbound on 6th st
Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.
It happened just before 3 pm today near State and 6th st.
Reports of several shots were fired and one person was shot in the head.
A victim was reported to have been seen laying in the roadway.
Possible multiple victims but not yet confirmed.
Police have the area blocked off.
RPD has not released any information.
The suspect(s) are still roaming the streets of Rockford, police have not released any information on the incident or suspects
UPDATE: RPD released the following info: SHOOTING UPDATE: Initial investigation shows shots fired between two vehicles traveling SB on 6th near E. State. Two people struck in one vehicle – one has life-threatening injuries, unknown on other victim’s condition at this time NOTE: A local news station is reporting this to be a fatal shooting, but not yet confirmed.
#2 FEMALE HIT BY A VAN: On Springfield ave, in the westbound lanes between Prairie and the Lowes Distribution Center. Sources said a vehicle hit a female in the westbound lanes. We were originally told the vehicle involved was a 1st responder vehicle. I worked the scene, and I did not see any indication that it was. So that is not confirmed. I did see a dark colored van with a stripe along the side of it, and a few antennas on it, that had front driver side damage to it. Behind that vehicle was several evidence markers in the roadway and police talking to a male. Police had the westbound lanes of traffic blocked off, while investigating. It is not yet known on the severity of the females injuries. I have been told they were serious, but police have yet to confirm this. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
#3 Parmele and 15th, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Not a lot of information is available about this scene, other than a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene.
The cause of the accidents are under investigation. Police have not yet released any information on any of these scenes. Winnebago County Coroners office has released information on #1, the teen that was killed in Loves Park. We will provides updates as they become available.
Sources said he walked to Walmart to buy a camera he wanted. And while he left Walmart he was stopped by police, because they noticed he had a disability and was alone. And the teen fled from police because he was scared. And shortly afterwards, was hit and killed on E Riverside. RPD and LPPD were on scene of the accident.
Sources are reporting a serious accident near Roscoe.
There are several vehicles involved a serious accident on I-90 near mile marker 5 3/4, near Roscoe.
A SUV is pinned under a semi. Heavy extrication was being requested.
One person who is approx. 39 years old, is reported to be injured,
Possible life threatening injuries. (Unconfirmed)
A medical helicopter has been requested to the scene.
Traffic is backed up for miles. Avoid the area.
UPDATE: They requested the medical helicopter to the scene, the medical helicopter was not able to fly, due to the weather. This sounds like a very serious accident scene, DO NOT attempt to get on I-90. This is a very bad scene and traffic is backed up for awhile.
Cheri Barefield said “I saw the initial accident. It was minor…a car side swiped the semi in heavy rain. The problem is they BOTH stopped in the middle of the interstate! 2 lanes! And traffic was coming up on them fast! Very dangerous situation! I don’t know why they didn’t get off to the side of the road…it was minor damage. I bet someone came up on it and rammed right into them. So sad!”
On Thursday evening Sept. 5th, 2019, at approximately 10:30 pm, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies were in the area of N. Central Ave. and observed a suspicious vehicle, a dark color SUV driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed.
Deputies attempted to stop the suspicious vehicle which fled from the Deputies at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was terminated by the Deputies.
Deputies located the vehicle a short time later which was occupied by two subjects. The driver of the SUV again started to flee and attempted to strike the Sheriff’s deputies vehicle.
Deputies pursued the vehicle which was fleeing west on Auburn St. At the intersection of Auburn St & N. Springfield Ave, the suspect vehicle crashed into another vehicle at the intersection.
The two occupants of the suspect vehicle along with the one person in the other vehicle were transported to local hospitals for injuries from the crash.
2 people have died.
The Rockford Police Department is investigating the incident along with the Illinois State Police Integrity Task Force.
Video by RS Source Heather Sapp
Accident update on Springfield and Auburn: multiple victims trapped, additional fire companies and three ambulances requested. three patients transported.
Sources are reporting there was a police chase and a vehicle involved crashed.
It happened around 10:50 pm tonight in the area of Auburn & Springfield.
Multiple injuries are being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. We have been told the injuries do appear to be serious.
(A local news station is reporting this to be a fatal.)
But not confirmed.
Multiple extrication units were being requested.
One of the vehicles hit a pole and knocked the power out in the area.
Reports of the police chase was on Auburn near the “Wreck-It-Round-A-Bout” (Main) and had almost 20 officers chasing it. And was headed West on Auburn, when it crashed at Springfield.
Power is out in the area, due to the accident. Estimated restore time is approx. 1 AM.
Police have not yet confirmed this or released any information.
Source sent us the following: “One witness said he was almost struck on n main. Another witness said she was almost run off the road on auburn st. Two vehicles, one is a black gmc terrain. The other vehicle “an suv” say witnesses. Is not distinguishable at this time. We believe that the occupant of that car has passed away. The person in the gmc terrain is being taken by ambulance with life threatening injuries.”
Sources are reporting a very serious accident near Belvidere.
It happened on 20 near Belvidere.
Sources are reporting a very serious accident.
Police have shut down 20 between Belvidere and Garden Prairie, going both directions.
AVOID the area for awhile.
UPDATE: Sources have told us there was a Chevy Blazer and a Kia that were involved in the accident. Extrication was needed. One of the vehicles involved, reported crossed the yellow line, then the accident occurred. Reports of a female that has life threatening injuries. A child was also in one of the vehicles involved. Unknown if the child was injured, but the child was transported to a local hospital. Another person involved was reporting no injuries, but was transported for precautionary measures.
We have tried to get info. from the police, but they have not released any info. on this accident. Officers at the scene told us to call the non emergency line. We called the non emergency line, they said they can’t release info. and they would call us back. We still have yet to hear from them as of 4:10 am. If they do respond back to us, we will update this.
But in the meantime: What we can confirm is there was a serious accident on 20, West of Garden Prairie. Both lanes of traffic were shut down and traffic was detoured.
What we have been told via sources that is not confirmed yet, is that the injuries were believed to be life threatening and someone had to be extricated from a vehicle and a medical helicopter was used to transport at least one victim.