UPDATE: Candlelight Vigil Held for Rockford Mom

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Family and friends of the Rockford mother found dead inside her home, are remembering the woman's life.

Dozens of people braved the rain Thursday night for a candle light vigil outside Damesha Smith's home in the 300 block of Webster Avenue.

Police say Smith was fatally shot in her chest, however, it's not clear how that happened. Detectives are calling the case a Death Investigation.



UPDATE: The woman shot to death in a Rockford home in the 300 block of Webster Avenue has been identified.

According to Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia, 28-year-old Damesha Smith was found dead after 4 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Rockford Police Detectives are conducting a follow up investigation into the incident. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police shift commander at (815)987-5824 or CrimeStoppers at (815)963-7867.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford police are trying to determine what happened to a mother of five found shot to death inside a home on Rockford's west-side.

The 28 year old was found bleeding to death just after 4:00 p.m. at a duplex in the 300 block of Webster Avenue. Detectives are calling the situation a Death Investigation and say they are questioning a person of interest.

Police say the victim's kids ages range from three to eleven years old. We'll continue to bring you the latest information as it becomes available.



ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Rockford Police are investigating a fatal shooting at 305 Webster Avenue, on the city’s southwest side.

We're told a 28-year-old woman was found bleeding just before 4:30 this afternoon. Paramedics were called in and she was pronounced dead on the scene. Police are currently questioning a person of interest.

At this time, police are calling this a death investigation.

We’ll continue to bring you updates as we get them.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Rockford Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 300 block of Webster Avenue, on the city’s southwest side.

Details are limited at this time.

We’ll continue to bring you updates as we get them.


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