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.
Scanner Audio Of The Rockford Fire DepartmentDuring The Major Flooding in Rockford, IL June 18th 2018
I want to first begin this with thanking the first responders. Also the citizens who also risked their lives to save others that were trapped in the flooded waters in Winnebago County.
As you know some storms rolled through the area of Winnebago County on Monday June 18th 2018. The area received up to 5 inches of rainfall in some areas. Most ares received around 2.5 inches in a short amount of time.
This caused the NWS to issue a Flash Flood Warning for Winnebago County
Mercy Health Hospital had approx. 5 feet of water in the lowest level. And their phones went down. They went of full diversion. Unknown on injuries. Officials have confirmed this.
Numerous water rescues were performed by emergency personnel and citizens.
Several vehicles were under water and people stranded in the flooded waters, all over the city.
Neighborhoods were under water near Charles st.
Citizens made a daring rescue to save the life of a gentleman, in the Schnucks on Charles st.
Reports of a vehicle that rolled over and possibly had juveniles in it, near the same location.
Unknown if it was the same vehicle, or two separate water rescue incidents. Unknown on injuries.
We have heard foundations of some residences have collapsed, near Welty ave.
You can hear the RFD dispatcher doing an amazing job at keeping their cool, while being overwhelmed with numerous calls. They did a professional job at keeping their cool and dispatched units where they were needed.
Police had officers on foot going house to house and making sure everyone was OK.
Rockford Fire Department had the banana boat dispatched. Also rescue divers. Several investigators.
Emergency personnel did an amazing job at rescuing those people trapped in the flooded waters.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Warning for…
Northern Ogle County in north central Illinois…
Winnebago County in north central Illinois…
Boone County in north central Illinois…
* Until noon CDT Tuesday
* At 1158 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms continuing
to produce rainfall across portions of the area. Rainfall amounts
of 3 to 5 inches have fallen across the area this evening. Runoff
from this activity will continue to result in flooding, especially
in and around the Rockford area through the night. Additional
isolated rainfall amounts of an inch or two are possible across
portions of the warned area overnight.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Rockford, Belvidere, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit,
Rockton, Rockford Airport, Roscoe, Poplar Grove, Byron, Cherry
Valley, Winnebago, Pecatonica, Forreston, Durand, Capron, Stillman
Valley, Timberlane, Caledonia and Lake Summerset.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
UPDATE: Part of Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue has received flooding due to heavy rain. Maintaining the safety of patients and partners is a top priority. No patient occupied areas were flooded, patients were not in any danger and the hospital is not evacuating.
The hospital has put together a team that is managing the situation. The hospital regularly drills for this type of situation and is following the protocols developed as a result of those drills.
Several parts of the hospital were affected by water including the main pharmacy. Pharmacy is currently operating out of a second pharmacy location and is fully functional. Crews are working to restore the other areas as quickly as possible.
The water has affected communications including phone and email. The hospital is using a backup system for internal communication designed for situations like this.
Patient safety has guided every decision and continues to be the primary focus.
Mercy Hospital is trying to make Rockford Scanner take down the video.
The Mercy Hospital has went on full diversion. They are not taking any new patients.
We been told by sources they lost the phone lines and some communications.
Some of the debris that was in the flooded waters, was needles. They told staff to treat all needles as dirty needles.
No injuries have been reported.
Several sources were reporting Mercy Hospital (Rockford Memorial Hospital) on Rockton in Rockford is flooding.
FB user Fay Fajutnao Hacker, did a video from inside the hospital and showed the flooding waters on the ground floor at the hospital.
Unknown on injuries, This is a developing story, check back later for updates