NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.
Sources are reporting a business in Machesney park was robbed at gunpoint.
Sources said a white male suspect robbed the gas station at 8320 N Second st. According to Google that is the Citgo Gas Station near N Second st and Wilshire, next to the Taco Johns.
Suspect is a White Male, 5’8, thin build, wearing a mask and black clothing. He was last seen northbound on foot from the scene.
Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputy involved in shooting. The alleged suspect has been taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Police stopped a vehicle, the person was wanted on narcotics warrant. The suspect pulled a weapon and shot at police, and police returned fire. Last we heard the suspect was still alive and in surgery. No officers were injured. Police have activated the Integrity Task Force to investigate.
Details are minimal due to the encryption.
All information is preliminary and not yet confirmed
There is a shooting victim in Rockford.
The shooting victim is located near N Main and Halsted.
This is located at the gas station, police have the gas station taped off.
The injuries sound to be possible life threatening, but not yet confirmed.
RPD has yet to release information.
No suspect information, due to the encryption.
RS fan Joe K. is saying this is an officer involved shooting. He said ” Cops shot several times at least 10 gun shots. It looked like the guy from the car shot at the cops, then they fired back several times”
We can not yet confirm this. We can only confirm a shooting victim.
Robert B. “Just went by. The police were by a body on the ground. Everything is blocked off and taped off.”
Kim H. “It was scary as hell….I was getting in my car in one of the parking spots off to the side in front when all the shots were fired….they had a man and woman both in handcuffs, the guy was hollering he had been shot”
At approximately 11:48 PM Rockford Police Officers responded to a local hospital in reference to a walk in shooting victim. Upon arrival Officers learned the shooting occurred in the 1300 block of E. State Street. The victim was in stable condition. No suspect information at this time. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department.
Update: It appears the shooting scene happened across the street from the Swedish American Hospital ER, at the Mobil Gas Station at E State and Summit.
Sources are reporting a shooting victim at a local emergency room.
Sources said a male victim was shot at least one time in the chest area and was losing a lot of blood. The source said it appeared the injuries were life threatening, but not confirmed.