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Two killed in Rockford shooting

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD – Two people are dead after a shooting in the 200 block of Hutchins Avenue Monday night.

Police say officers were called to the area at around 8:30 p.m., and found a man suffering from gunshots wounds. He died at the scene. Another man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

While details are minimal, police say both victims are in their early 20s and that the incident is being investigated as a double homicide. 

The incident marks the third shooting of the day in Rockford. At approximately 10:30 a.m., a man was shot several times through his apartment door. His injuries were not life threatening. At around 10 p.m., a woman was also hit with gunfire while she was inside her apartment in the  3300 block of Darwood Drive. She is expected to survive.

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

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