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Suspect at large in fatal Rockford shooting

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD – One man is dead and another wanted by police after a shooting in Rockford’s near-east side Tuesday morning. 

Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said the department’s ShotSpotter alarm was triggered at about 5:45 a.m., indicating shots fired in the 100 block of Adams Street. That’s where an argument ensued and gunfire took place. The incident then continued to E. State Street, in front of SwedishAmerican Hospital. 

The victim, a 20-year-old Rockford man, was taken to the SwedishAmerican emergency room, where he was pronounced death shortly after 6 a.m. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

“We are currently looking for one suspect,” O’Shea said. “We believe the individuals knew each other.”

O’Shea said more information about the suspect will be released as soon as it becomes available. The shooting marks Rockford’s eighth homicide of the year. 

The Rock River Times will have more on this developing story. 

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