Rockford Police Are Saying Those Aren’t Gunshots, But A Vehicle Excessively Backfiring



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Several sources have been reporting several shots fired on the East side. 

We have gotten numerous reports of a possible shoot out on the East side.

Rockford Police are saying that it was not shots fired, but a vehicle that excessively backfiring.

From the RPD:
Shots fired? Officers responded to several calls for shots fired throughout the east side of the city within a short period of time. The culprit was identified as a vehicle backfiring excessively. Officers escorted the vehicle which generated calls for service the entire way.


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