No One Injured in 7th Street Shootout

By: Mark Lindner
By: Mark Lindner

Twelfth Street residents say they heard several gunshots followed by two cars chasing after one another at around five fifteen this evening.

Soon after, eight police cars combined to pull over a blue Mercury Cougar in the parking lot of the BP/McDonalds at Jefferson and State Street. Police arrested the car's three occupants on the scene as gas station customers looked on. While police say the Twelfth Street area is no more dangerous than other parts of the city, residents beg to differ.

"It's hard to come out at night, feel safe to walk up and down the street, even during the day. And its sad, you'll see kids waiting on the bus stop in the morning and they have to avoid the hookers and drug dealers and its just too bad," says resident Dan Britton.

Britton added he doesn't feel safe living in the neighborhood. He says the criminals are much more visible in the area than the police are.

Police described the other car in the shooting as being a white or silver Cadillac. If you have more information about this, you are urged to call Rockford Police.

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