Rockford Police: Person shot in the leg along Indiana Avenue

ROCKFORD (WREX) – One person had to be hospitalized Friday night after being shot in the leg in Rockford.

Rockford Police say officers responded to the 500 block of Indiana Avenue for a shooting around 9:30 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that a person was in a vehicle traveling west along Indiana Avenue when they heard several gunshots and was hit by a bullet.

Police say the person was shot once in the leg and treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses describe a suspect vehicle as a car with tinted windows last seen driving east away from the scene of the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 815 963 STOP (7867).

Taylor Utzig

Taylor Utzig

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