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Police: Newburg Road shooting now a murder investigation

UPDATE: The male victim in Wednesday’s shooting is identified as Jarvis Wilder, 28, of Rockford.

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD – A fatal shooting that occurred on Rockford’s east side Wednesday night is now a murder investigation, Rockford Police spokesmen reported Thursday.

Police say the shooting happened around 6 p.m., outside of a residence in the 4500 block of Newburg Road, where two victims were discovered.

A 28-year-old man was pronounced dead at a local hospital. A 20-year-old woman suffered serious but non-life threatening wounds.

Police say the incident is isolated, and there is no threat to the public. The Rock River Times will have more on this story as it develops.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers, 815-963-7867. R.

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