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Woman shot on Royal Avenue dies

UPDATE: The victim in Wednesday’s fatal shooting has been identified as 30-year-old Desiree Weir, of Rockford. She was the mother of three children.

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD — The woman who was shot in the 200 block of Royal Avenue Wednesday afternoon has died.

Police Lt. Kurt Whisenand said officers responded to the scene just before 4:30 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered the 30-year-old victim had been shot in the head. She was transported to a local hospital where she later died. Her name not being released pending notification of family.

Although details remain unclear, police say they are looking for a male suspect in his teens.

The Rockford Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau 779-500-6551 or Crime Stoppers 815-963-7867. R.


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