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Large Rockford house party leads to fatal shooting

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD – One man is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a house party in the 1400 block of West Jefferson Street Sunday.

“A male, who we believe is 24 years old, was pronounced deceased at the hospital,” Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said.

Police arrived on the scene at 6 p.m.

“Some individuals came to the party and had a conflict, and at that point gunfire was exchanged between several individuals,” O’Shea said.

According to a witness who posted a Facebook video that shows one victim being worked on by police, the incident unfolded when someone, “literally drove up and started shooting.”

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The second victim’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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

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