15-year-old girl Rockford’s first shooting victim of 2015

Online Staff Report

Rockford’s first shooting victim of 2015 is a 15-year-old girl.

Police were called to the 800 block of Lee Street at 1:56 a.m., Friday, Jan. 2, regarding a shooting victim. Upon arrival, offers found two males and a female huddled around another female who was lying on the ground.

Officers discovered the 15-year-old female on the ground appeared to be suffering a gunshot wound and had no pulse and was not breathing. Rockford Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the female victim deceased.

While speaking to the other three individuals, one of the males, age 19, told police he had also been shot in the leg. This male was transported to a local hospital, where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police that unknown individuals fired upon the group from a moving dark gray or black minivan.

Rockford Police detectives are investigating this case and interviewing several people. If anyone has information about this case, they are urged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.

Posted Jan. 2, 2015

3 thoughts on “15-year-old girl Rockford’s first shooting victim of 2015

  • Jan 2, 2015 at 11:30 am

    WHAT in God’s name was a 15 yr old doing OUT at 2am with a 19 yr old boy???? Will the parent(s) at LEAST be charged with neglect, endangering the life of a child?? This is a PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY to know where your kids are at when they are ONLY 15 yrs old!!! Society NEEDS to start holding parents responsible for their children and those children’s actions. Until we do this, more and more women are going to keep having children and NOT raising them properly. If there are any more siblings of this girl, DCFS needs to step in and REMOVE them immediately from this parent(s)’ “care”. These parent(s) also need to be arrested!! Maybe THEN they will raise their children appropriately or NOT be allowed to have them in their custody and receive welfare payments for them. Would cure a LOT of societal woes.

    • Jan 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. This is child abuse.

  • Jan 4, 2015 at 2:38 am

    “Almost Retired” has nailed it. Your outrage is shared by this reader, and it will be interesting to see if anyone in authority takes notice of your effort to shed some light on a very real and all too common problem that seems to pervade certain segments of the Rockford community and today’s society (along with many other communities across the nation).

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