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Update: Police Are Searching For A Man Wanted In Connection To The Shooting Of A 3 Year old in Rockford Yesterday





Thank you RPD for the transparency. 
RPD released the following information: 

Warrants Issued After Shooting Investigation of Child

ROCKFORD, IL – On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Rockford Police
officers responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Searles Avenue for a shooting
investigation. Upon arrival, officers located a 3-year-old boy who was suffering from an apparent
life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported by the officers to the closest hospital.
Earlier this morning, he succumbed to his injuries.
The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the facts of the case and warrants
were issued for:
19-year-old London Banks and 18-year-old Coreyeon Young.

As of the time of this release, London Banks is in custody.
London Banks, 19, Rockford Possession of a Firearm
No Valid FOID

Coreyeon Young, 18, Rockford Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon

If you have any information regarding these incidents or the whereabouts of Young, please
contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900, on Facebook
(@RockfordIllinoisPoliceDepartment) or on Twitter (@RockfordPD). You can also leave an
anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
The charges are merely accusations and all individuals are considered innocent unless proven
guilty in a court of law.

Shooting investigation in the 3300 block of Searles Avenue.

Small child sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound.

This is very early in the investigation and more details will follow as available.

What possibly may have happened, according to sources:  

Sources Are Reporting A Small Child Has Been Shot in Winnebago County

It happened around 5:30 pm near the 3300 block of Searles ave 

Details are still minimal right now.  

Initial reports are saying a small child has a gunshot wound.
Unknown on the circumstances. 

The small child has been transported to a local ER. 
Unknown on their condition. 

Officials have confirmed they are conducting an investigation, 
But have not yet released any details at this time. 

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