Two men charged in Rockford shooting

Suspects at large

Staff Report

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced Wednesday that a grand jury has returned an indictment against two men for a shooting that occurred on the city’s west side over the summer.

Authorities say the the incident happened July 3 at 2011 School St. That’s where Rockford officers located a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. She survived after being treated a local hospital.

During a follow-up investigation, detectives developed two suspects, 31-year-old Richard E. Bloxton and 31-year-old Wesley K. Hall.

Hall is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. Bloxton is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and resisting a peace officer. 

Both men are currently at large. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 779-500-6551 or Crime Stoppers 815- 963-7867.

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