Woman shot dead at Rockford gas station

UPDATE: The female victim in last Sunday’s shooting is identified as Jennifer Jones, 37, of Rockford. She died after being shot at the Citgo gas station on Auburn Street.

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A woman was shot and killed Sunday morning at gas station on the city’s west side.

Police say shortly before 1 a.m,  Rockford patrol officers responded to a shooting incident in the parking lot of the Citgo at 4315 Auburn St.

When they arrived, officers located a 37- year-old female victim. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

During the on-scene investigation, a second victim, a 25-year-old male, arrived at a local hospital also suffering from gunshot wounds sustained during the same incident. The male is in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The names of the victims are not being released at this time pending notification of family members. The woman’s death is the 18th homicide in Rockford this year.

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

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