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UPDATE: 30-year-old dies after getting shot in Rockford Friday afternoon

Shooting Near Lincoln Middle School
Rockford Police respond to a shooting near Lincoln Middle School on Feb. 19, 2021.

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford Police say a man has died following a shooting in the 1600 block of Charles Street Friday afternoon.

Police were called to the area for shots fired around 12:50 p.m., when they got there they found a vehicle in the front yard of Lincoln Middle School.

The only person in that vehicle had gunshot wounds, according to police.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. His name has not been released.

RPS 205 says both Lincoln Middle School and East High School were temporarily placed on lockdown due to the shooting.

Police did not mention any suspect description or say if anyone was in custody. But, Rockford Police did ask the public for help with this crime and others.

If you have information, call RPD at 815-966-2900, or report it anonymously to 815-963-7867.

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