UPDATE: Police Looking for Dark Colored Mini-van in Connection to Fatal Shooting

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford police are looking for a dark colored mini-van wanted in connection to the fatal Memorial Day shooting on Pearl Street.

Assistant Deputy Chief Douglas Pann says a preliminary investigation shows around 1:15 p.m. on Monday the victim Andrew Barth, 21, and another man were near the intersection of Pearl Street and Hutchins Avenue when they got into a fight with two people inside a dark colored mini-van.

An African American male in his 20s got out of the mini-van and fired shots into Barth's pickup truck. The suspect then returned to the mini-van and fled from the area driven by another unknown suspect.

Barth crashed his vehicle and ran into a nearby home for help, while his friend ran away on foot. Officers found Barth and took him to a local hospital where he died.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-987-5824 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A 21 year old man is dead after being gunned down in a Rockford neighborhood on Memorial day.

Police say the victim was shot to death just after 1 pm Monday in the 500 block of Pearl Street. Neighbors say they saw the victim drive his pickup truck onto front lawns in an effort to allegedly escape gun fire. He then crashed into an SUV. The victim ran into a nearby house for help. He was transported to a local hospital where he died about an hour later.

Police say they may be looking for two suspects. Witnesses say they saw a van driving away from the scene after the shooting.

No other information has been released.



ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford police have just cleared the scene of a fatal shooting on the city's near east-side.

Around 1:30 p.m. the corner of Hutchins and Pearl Street was covered in nearly a dozen shell casings. Those have since been picked up as evidence by investigators. Now begins the process of determining what happened on this fatal Memorial Day.

What police have told 23 News so far is one man has died after being shot. Neighbors say they saw the 20 year old victim run towards a home to escape the shooter or shooters. Police say there maybe, as many as, two suspects they are searching for.

Police have released no specific information on possible suspects. The victim's identify hasn't been released just yet.



ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting on Rockford's east side.

Around 1:30 p.m. officers were called to the 500 block of Pearl Street for the reports of multiple shots fired. When they got to the scene they found a shooting victim and he was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Right now police say there could be possibly two suspects at large.


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