Police investigate Rockford’s 13th homicide

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – The city’s near-east side became the scene of another homicide Thursday morning after a 32-year-old man was gunned down in the 1200 block of Eighth Street just after 2 a.m.

Police say officers found the man outside an apartment building after receiving calls of shots fired in the area. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He is the city’s 13th homicide victim of 2019, the third this week. 

The shooting does not appear to be random, Rockford Police Public Information Officer Christie Castillo said in a release.

Anyone with information should contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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