On 12/07/2018 at 1727 hours, members of the Rockford Police Department responded to Rockford Memorial Hospital for a walk in shooting victim.
Rockford Police met with a 20 year old victim of the shooting , who suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm.
The victim was uncooperative with Rockford Police on the facts and location of this shooting. The victim was treated and released from Rockford Memorial Hospital for the gunshot wound. This investigation is ongoing.
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.
Sources reporting a serious stabbing incident early this morning in Rockford.
A man approx. 45 years old was stabbed in the chest.
It happened in the area of Rockton and Acorn.
Original reports said 709 Horsman, but the victim was found at Rockton and Acorn.
The victim was stabbed at least one time in the chest and they were applying pressure to the stab wound. The injuries are believed to be life threatening, but not confirmed. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital.
On Thursday August 30, 2018 at 8:29 p.m. Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a shooting victim. The victim suffered from a non life threatening gunshot injury. The victim indicated he was in the 600 block of St. Louis Ave. when he was struck by the gunfire.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.
Several sources are reporting the Rockford Memorial Hospital/Mercy Health Hospital on N Rockton ave, is currently on lockdown.
Several officers are at the emergency room area.
We been told that there is at least one shooting victim. It is not yet clear if the shooting happened at the ER, or if the victim was brought to the ER from a different location.
RPD has yet to release info on this. Still developing