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Police: Suspect sought after 3-year-old child shot in home invasion

ROCKFORD — Police in Rockford say a 3-year-old was shot during a home invasion and they’re searching for a suspect.

The Register Star reports that the boy was taken to the hospital with injuries that aren’t believed to be life-threatening. Police say a man forced his way into the home Thursday about 4 p.m. and fired at least one shot before fleeing on foot.

Officers searched the area with K-9 units. Police say other family members were home at the time. Authorities didn’t report any other injuries.

Rockford Assistant Deputy Chief Kevin Ogden says he’s not aware of anything being taken from the home.

RPD is looking for a black male suspect, around 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans at the time of the shooting.

A second man, 24-year-old Timothy A. Sikes, was taken into custody on an unrelated probation violation warrant, officials said.

–Associated Press, with Staff reports

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