The Latin Kings and a rival gang the Latin Counts are being tied to a firebombing.
A home on Sanford Avenue in Rockford was destroyed early Thursday morning. The home was hit with Molotov cocktails. Two people were in the house at the time, but were able to escape safely. The house was considered a total loss with damage estimated at $52,000.
Three people are now arrested and charged in connection to the firebombing. Twenty-one-year-old Marco Polo Angeles of Rockford, 17-year-old Jorge Silva and a 13-year-old male are all charged with aggravated arson.
Angeles and Silva are in the Winnebago County Jail. The 13-year-old is at the Juvenile Detention Center.