Police: West side shooting may have been accidental

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A woman is in critical condition after being shot early Wednesday on the city’s west side. 

Police say just after midnight, officers located the 33-year-old victim inside a residence in the 2000 block of School Street. She was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Officers also located a group of individuals inside the home, including the resident, who the victim was visiting.  The victim was transported to a local hospital.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit are conducting a follow-up investigation and looking into the possibility that the shooting was accidental.

No further details are available as of this report. Anyone with information is asked to contact
Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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