1 Shot, Dog Killed in Rockford Home Invasion

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A violent turn of events during a home invasion on Rockford's west side ends with a man being shot and the family dog dead.

Police say around 8:00 p.m. Friday night three men broke into a home in the 1200 block of Burton Street. When inside they first shot and killed the dog and then went upstairs into a bedroom where they hit a 23-year-old man over the head and shot him in the right thigh.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to he OK.

There were three other people in the home at the time the suspects broke in. Police say they ran away when the shots were fired and are unharmed.

The suspects are described as three black men, one armed, wearing dark colored "hoodies". Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 815-987-5824

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