Barn Shooting

By: 23 Weekend News
By: 23 Weekend News

A late night shooting Saturday night in rural Winnebago County leaves one man dead.

Winnebago County Sheriff's Department got a call Saturday night of a possible fight with shots fired in the 300 block of Cunningham. On scene, law enforcement found a 28-year-old man was lying on the ground dead. A second subject, 50-year-old Rafael Esparaza, was found inside the barn, as well. There were several shell casing found at the scene and witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots at the time of shooting.

Esperaza was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm. His bond was set for $500,000. Esperaza was also wanted on other outstanding warrants. The victim's name has not been released as of Sunday night.


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