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Second victim in weekend shooting dies

UPDATE: The two people killed in Sunday’s shooting have been identified as Rockford residents 25-year-old Chiyara Nelson and 29-year-old Shawnquez Edwards.

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD – A second victim of a shooting near Broadway and Eighth Street over the weekend has died.

The 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz announced in a release.

A 25-year-old woman was pronounced dead Sunday. A second 29-year-old man is in critical condition as of this report.

Police responded to the scene at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, and say the shooting occurred at an after-hours party.

The names of the victims are not being released at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867. R.

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