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

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