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UPDATE: Rockford police launch homicide investigation after man killed in NYD shooting

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Church St. Shooting Jan. 1 2021
Rockford police on scene for a shooting on New Year's Day 2021.

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford police say one person is dead after a shooting early New Year's Day.

Authorities say it happened in the area of Brown Ave. and Church St.

Police told 13 WREX that two cars were shooting at each other for multiple blocks.

When officers arrived, they say they found a 52-year-old man in the street suffering from gunshot wounds outside of a crashed vehicle. The man was taken to the hospital where he later died.

There's no additional information on the victim at this time or if there's any other injuries.

Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.


ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford police are investigating a shooting that happened early New Year's Day.

Police tweeted about the shooting just after 7 a.m. and say it happened at the intersection of Brown and Church streets.

Details are limited, but police say a victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

We'll provide more information as it becomes available.

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