UPDATE: 2 Killed Identified in Rockford Shooting Tuesday Night

UPDATE: The two men killed in Tuesday night's shootings on Rockford's west side have been identified.

According to the Winnebago County Coroner's Office, 17-year-old Daemoan Patterson was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday in the emergency room of a local hospital. 33-year-old Charles Groom was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday also in the emergency room.

Both men were Rockford residents. Autopsies are scheduled for Wednesday. Toxicological tests will be available in two weeks.

Rockford police continue to investigate the shootings.


Rockford Police Press Release:

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at approximately 8:20 PM, members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 600 block of Woodlawn Avenue for shots fired.

When officers arrived at the scene, 4 gunshot victims were located. Rockford Fire Department personnel transported 3 of the 4 victims to local hospitals for treatment. At the hospitals, 2 of the gunshot victims died as a result of their injuries.

The victims who died are males 17 and 33 years of age. The other victim transported to the hospital is a male 38 years of age. He was being treated for gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. The victim that remained at the scene suffered from a gunshot graze wound.

The names of the victims are not being released until after family notifications have been made.

Rockford Police Detectives are conducting follow up investigation into the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police shift commander at (815)967-6976 or CrimeStoppers at (815)963-7867.



ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Two men are dead and two hurt after a shooting on Rockford's west side.

Gunfire broke out around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night In the 600 block of Woodlawn Avenue. Police say four people were shot and two are being treated at a local hospital.

We're told there is one suspect in the late teens. As of 10:00 p.m. police are still on the scene investigating.



ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford police are on the scene of a shooting in the 600 block of Woodlawn Avenue.

We have a reporter on the way to the scene and will have more info when it's available.


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