On August 3rd, 2018 at about 0140 hours the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to 5482 N. German Church Rd, rural Byron in reference to a report of a male at that location with a gunshot wound. Deputy’s found Chase Cooper (age 19), with a gunshot wound. Cooper was transported by Byron EMS to Mercy Hospital in Rockford with non-life threating injuries. The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office Detectives continue to investigate the incident and confirm the information provided by witnesses. The investigation is ongoing.
Several sources are reporting a shooting victim in Byron.
It happened just before 2 am in the 5400 block of N German Church Rd
Reports of at least one shooting victim near this location.
No other details were provided.