Man Shot to Death in Southeast Rockford

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Police got the call around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the 1500 block of Birch Court.

Upon arrival, they found a man lying in the street, dead from gunshot wounds. The shooting happened at 1512 Birch Court. Police say several shots were fired, shots which struck and killed a man believed to be in his 20s.

Authorities say a suspect was seen fleeing the scene on foot southbound from Birch Court.

Late Tuesday night, detectives were still trying to ID the victim and piece together exactly what led up to the city's eighth homicide so far in 2005.

"At this point we are trying to identify him positively and try to determine if he lives here and maybe what led up to this, but at this point we just don't know," Dominic Iasparro said.