Man shot outside Rockford party

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – One person was shot early Sunday while attending a party on the city’s near-east side. 

shortly after 4:15 a.m., Rockford patrol officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 1600
block of 4th Avenue. While en route, they learned a 25-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest walked into a local hospital.

Police say the victim was outside at a party in the 1600 block of 4th Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and shots were fired. His injuries were not life threatening.

Anyone with information should 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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