Sources are reporting a scene on the west side.
Just after 5 am, there was a man in the street near Rockton ave and Sharon, across from the Mercy Hospital. He was bleeding very heavily from the head area.
Numerous police officers and the crime scene unit were on the scene. They put crime scene tape up in the vicinity. And blocked the area off.
Not yet known what happened. Several sources said the man was shot in the head. Another source said it appeared to be a hit and run to a pedestrian.
But the RPD labeled the call as a “Medical Assist”
As of 8 am (3 hours later) it is still taped off.
Update: At 9 am, they requested the RFD for a “washdown”
On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Sharon Avenue in reference to a complaint of a subject laying in the street. Upon arrival to the area, officers located a Hispanic male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Rockford Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died. The name of the victim is not being released at this time, pending notification of the family.
The Rockford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance and would like to encourage anyone with information regarding this investigation to please call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900.
This is an active investigation and no additional information is available at this time.