Man killed in Albert Avenue shooting

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A 19-year-man was pronounced dead in a shooting that occurred on Rockford’s west side Friday night.

Police say the shooting happened around 11 p.m., in 300 block of Albert Ave. Officers were called to the scene for a shots-fired report and found the victim lying in the street. The coroner pronounced him dead at the scene. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Details are minimal at this time. The incident marks Rockford’s seventh homicide of 2019.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-968-7867.

The Rock River Times will have more on this story as it develops.

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