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16-year-old killed in shooting in Rockford, murder investigation underway

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford Police say they have launched a homicide investigation after a 16-year-old was shot and killed.

The shooting happened Thursday evening in the 1400 block of Blaisdell Street.

Police say they found the teenager suffering from a gunshot wound and rushed him to the hospital, where he later died.

Police say they don't believe this is a random act, and that there is no threat to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900, on Facebook or on Twitter. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

Audrey Moon

Audrey is the news director at 13 WREX. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and joined the team at 13 WREX in 2014.

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