The number is now 10. That's how many murders we have had so far this year in the city of Rockford.
Just after midnight, 24-year-old David Ballard was shot at 636 Cunningham Street in Rockford. Those around at the time of the incident say that Ballard pulled up to the house, told his girlfriend to go inside and was shot in the torso.
He then crawled to back yard where he died. An autopsy will be performed on Monday.