Rockford police investigate battery, shooting

Online Staff Report

Rockford police are searching for two suspects they say beat a man with a pellet gun Friday, Aug. 1, in the 2300 block of Broadway.

Polices say the incident occurred around 7 a.m. The first suspect is a black male, 5-feet 9-inches, wearing a white tank top and black pants. He was armed with a BB/pellet gun. The second suspect is also black, 5-feet, 6-inches, weighing approximately 230 pounds. He was wearing plaid pants and a white tank top.

Police are also investigating an early morning shooting that sent a 15-year-old Rockford male to the hospital with a bullet wound to the arm Friday. The shooting occurred in the area of 700 Cunningham Street, polices said. The victim’s wound was not life-threatening. A suspect vehicle was described as a silver Pontiac Gran Prix with tinted windows.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford police at 815-987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.


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