Child Shot

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A child simply playing outside is the latest shooting victim. The shooting happened near West Jefferson Street at Hess and Underwood. Witnesses say a vehicle started firing multiple rounds in the neighborhood.

A seven-year-old boy playing in a parking lot was hit. The boy was taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital where he was recovering as of Saturday night.

Witnesses say they saw a blue Impala with two black males in the area firing several rounds of shots. Police found shell casings at several different intersections.

No one is in custody or charged with this shooting. There is also no official word as to if this is some form of retaliation for fights that happened in this neighborhood during the past week.