Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired in Rockford, House Struck by Gunfire

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Sources said several shots were fired near Winnebago and Johnathon around 10:30 pm.  Multiple people called the police to report the shots fired.  The reporting parties said the call-taker said they were not going to send anyone out, just to collect shell casings.  So the reporting parties called several times to get the police to come out to investigate and collect the shell casings in the roadway.  And the police call-taker said they weren’t going to send anyone out, because it was not an emergency.

So the reporting parties contacted me, to work the story.
Almost 2 hours after the shots were fired and police never showed up.

That is almost 2 hours of people walking through the scene, touching, driving through the scene, etc… 
BEFORE I even showed up to the scene to work the story. 

I arrived on scene and talked to the reporting parties. And then I filmed the scene and then did a live video. I did the live video approx. 12:15 am.

The police saw the live video, Then they responded within minutes. Shortly after I stopped the live video, the police arrived on scene because they saw the live video.

The officers said they were unaware of the scene. But yet multiple people called several times to the police, both 911 and non-emergency and the police call-taker never sent the officers out to investigate, until I did the live video.

When the officers pulled up I pointed to the shell casings so they knew where the scene was.  They got out and talked to the reporting parties and then began their evidence collecting and investigation.

Police later released the following info:

On Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at approximately 10:44 pm Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of N. Winnebago St. and Jonathan Ave. for a call of shots fired. Officers located spent shell casings near the intersection and located an occupied residence at 3200 N. Winnebago St. struck by gunfire. No injuries reported.

No suspect information.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867


Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Another Shooting Incident in Rockford


On Friday August 9, 2019 at approximately 0415 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3400 Montrose Ave. reference numerous calls of shots fired.

Officers located a residence in the 3400 block of Montrose Ave. struck multiple times by gunfire. No injuries were reported.

Witnesses described an unknown description vehicle fleeing the area in an unknown direction. No suspect information at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867.



Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired, Several Vehicles Struck. Police Investigating

Note: RPD call log shows only 1 call on Hess ct on the 28th.  That was a “service to other agency” at 6 am.

There was several weapons violations calls recently, but none for this call.

On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 Officers were dispatched to the area of 1000 Hess Ct. reference several gunshots. Officers located 2 vehicles struck by gunfire.

Officers spoke with 2 victims who stated they were in a vehicle when they heard 4 gunshots. The vehicle they were in was struck by 1 gunshot. The other vehicle was struck twice but was unoccupied.

Victim stated they saw a white newer SUV fleeing the area west bound with unknown occupants. No injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department, or CrimeStoppers at 815 963 STOP (7867).


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Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating 2 Different Shots Fired Calls, No Injuries

Rockford police are investigating 2 different shots fired scenes in Rockford last night.

#1 Shots fired   in the 1000 block of N. Independence at approximately 8:30 pm last night.

#2 The other happened shortly after 9:00 pm last night in the 2800 block of Ashland Ave.

No one was hit by the gunfire. No suspect information.

If you have information, please call the police.


Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Investigating A Weapons Violation

Sources are reporting a shooting incident in Rockford earlier today.

Sources said multiple shots were fired in the area of the 2700 block of Lund ave in Rockford.

No reports of injuries at the time of writing this.

No suspect information.

Rockford Police are investigating.


Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting several shooting incidents

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Sources reporting several shooting incidents.

Local officials confirm weapon violations.

  • 8700 block of Owen Center
  • State and Bell School
  • Bell School and Newburg
  • 3500 block of Normandy ave
  • 1300 block of Boilvin
  • 3700 block of Trilling
  • 3200 block of 8th st
  • 4500 block of Governor dr


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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Several Shots Fired

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Sources Reporting Several Shots Fired

Several sources are reporting several gunshots were heard around midnight in Rockford.

We are getting reports that several shots were fired in the area of Price st, Auburn, Huffman, Custer, Ridge, etc…

We were told one person was shot and was self transporting to a local ER.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.




Rockford Scanner™: Several Different Shots Fired Scenes, Police Investigating

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Shots Fired In Rockford

RPD are investigating a weapons violation.

Suspects in a silver vehicle fired off three gunshots on 6th st.

The suspects were last seen northbound, going the wrong way on 6th st.

We have had conflicting reports on injuries, so it is not yet known on injuries.

More Shots Fired Incidents: 

  • 4700 block of 35th
  • 2400 block of Auburn
  • 1400 block of Leman Pl.
  • 3100 block of N Main
  • 200 block of N Central
  • 4100 block of S Hoisington
  • 1600 block of S Bend
  • 4th st and 18th ave

Rockford Scanner®: Shooting Victim At A Rockford Hospital, Possible Multiple Victims

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Update from the RPD:

On 11-18-18 at 7:46 pm officers responded to the 1500 block of Crosby Street for reports of gunshots. Officers learned a victim was walking with a friend in the 1500 block of Crosby St. when they were approached by a subject who was on foot. The subject displayed a handgun and began shooting in the direction of the victim. The victim was struck in the leg one time by gunfire. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a mask and white shirt. 1607 Crosby St. was also struck by gunfire during the incident. No one inside the residence of 1607 Crosby St. was injured. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.

Sources say around 8 pm last night there was a shooting victim at Swedish American Hospital.

One Confirmed Shooting Victim. Unconfirmed, but possible multiple victims.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries and suspect information.

A short time before the shooting victim arrived, shots were heard in the 1500 block of Crosby.  It is believed to be related to this, but it is not yet confirmed.

We are awaiting the RPD to release details. Check back later for updates.

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