Rockford Scanner™: Two People Shot In A Rockford Housing Complex

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From the RPD:

On January 5th, 2019 at 2:12 AM Rockford Police Officers responded to 1400 Birch Ct. for a shooting.  Once on scene Officers located a 25 year old male and a 36 year old male suffering from non life threatening gun shot wounds.  Both male victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

During the investigation it was learned that a white Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows may be the suspect vehicle.

This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

Around 2:10 am this morning, sources are reporting two people were shot in the Blackhawk Housing complex.

It happened in the 1400 block of Birch ct in Rockford.

Two shooting victims.

One of the victims was shot approx. 6 times.

One of the victims was shot in the head.

No suspect information at this time.

Still developing.

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Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Weapons Violations Tonight, Police Investigating

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We have gotten numerous reports of shots fired all over the city, in the last 24 hours.  Local police have confirmed several weapons violations in the last 24 hours.  Unknown if anyone has been struck by the gunfire.

There was one report of an aggravated battery, that is possibly a shooting victim in the 1100 block of Bruce st just beofre 12:30 am.

As you know, the police are encrypted. So there is no suspect information on none of these. It is safe to assume the suspects were able to get away scott free and are still roaming the streets.

Rockford Scanner™: Rockford fire department battling an apartment fire, Possible multiple injuries being reported


Around 1 AM the Rockford Fire Department were responding to an apartment fire. It happened in the 800 block of N. Court St. Multi family apartment complex.

There is confirmed smoke in the first floor hallway. Several people are reporting smoke inhalation and several ambulances are en route to the scene. Medical are staging at N Court and Fisher ave.

There is still at least one person inside the building that was going door-to-door that is now on the second floor of the structure and possibly trapped.

This is still developing, check back later for updates

UPDATE: Fire under control at 1:08 am. 2 confirmed victims. Male in his late 20’s and a male in his 60’s. Both have smoke inhalation. 805 North Court Street. Fire is under control in an apartment on the first floor. Heavy smoke was noted throughout the building. Two building occupants transported with non life threatening injuries for smoke inhalation


Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Rockford, Multiple Injuries And Extrication. Avoid The Area



Just before 2 am this morning several emergency personnel were responding to a serious accident in Rockford. 

It happened in the 1100 block of 11th st on Rockford’s East side. 

Extrication was being requested, to help cut someone out of a vehicle that is trapped. 

Multiple injuries are being reported. Two ambulances and the extrication team have been dispatched. 

Still developing

UPDATE: Three ambulances. Extrication was complete at 2:33 am

Note: Unknown if it is related, but there are reports of a couple gunshots in the same area, then the crash happened. Then they heard a vehicle speed away from the accident scene. RPD is encrypted, so we can not confirm this. 

Unconfirmed: But via our scene photos and what RS admin Will saw at the scene, it appears this might be the same vehicle ~

RS fan Alicia C. asked if we could post about her stolen vehicle on RS, so the public could help search for it. She had her vehicle stolen earlier tonight near Broadway and 25th. And it appears it might be the same vehicle, but not confirmed. RPD has yet to release information

Photos by Amy M Holt