UPDATE: Shooting on Horsman Connected to Crash Near Daycare

By: WIFR Newsroom
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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Busy afternoon for Rockford police it started with the second shooting in three days on the same street and ended with a car crashing into a daycare center.

The 500 Horsman Street in Rockford is the scene of a second shooting in less than 43 hours. This time the victim is a 17 year old.

Police say the man was standing on the front porch with several other people at 510 Horsman Street. That's when about 15 shots were fired from what police believe was a gray Pontiac G6.

Investigators say there were two black men and a blond haired woman in the car at the time of the shooting. The victim went to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Police say a car matching that description hit an SUV at high speeds near 23rd Avenue. The impact caused the driver of the SUV to speed into the parking lot of the Rockford Day Nursery in the 2300 block of 6th Street. When the SUV hit a curb and flipped over into what looks like a loading dock right next to the day care center.

The driver was taken to the hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries. Police say she was conscious when taken out of her vehicle. No one in the Rockford Day Nursery was hurt.



ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Rockford Police are investigating a shooting and a car crashing through a Rockford daycare that they believe could be related.

Just days after another shooting on the same street, investigators tell us the shooting victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It's believed the suspect or suspects, described as two black men and a blond woman took off in a Gray Pontiac G6.

A short time later, an accident on South 6th Street ended up with a car crashing in to the Rockford Day Nursery.

Officers tell us suspects possibly connected to the shooting on North Horsman hit a car, forcing the driver to crash into the Rockford daycare. No injuries were reported at the Rockford Day Nursery other than the driver. The driver was taken to the hospital and was said to be conscious.


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