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Teen arrested inside Rockford hotel after east-side gun incident

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A Rockford teen was arrested inside a Rockford hotel and charged with gun offenses after a shooting in a businesses parking lot last week.

Thursday, April 16, Rockford officers responded to the Fas Fuel on South Bell School Road after receiving a report of a subject shooting at a vehicle in the parking lot. After reviewing video footage, officers located the suspect inside a room at the nearby Red Roof Inn.

The suspect, a 17-year-old Rockford boy, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person under 21, and no FOID.

No injuries were reported.

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