Rockford Shooting

It wasn't just bad weather hitting the stateline today another shooting strikes Rockford's west side after a robber and store owner exchange gunfire.

It happened around 1:15 this afternoon when the robber entered a car stereo installation shop along Auburn Street.

Police say a store employee was the first to shoot but he never hit the robber. The robber then shot the store employee in the leg and took off. As he ran away, the would be robber caused a car accident along Auburn Street.

Police then searched the area with dogs in an effort to find the suspect, they had no luck. Neighbors say they didn't know what was going on and it scared them.

The suspect remains on the run at this hour. He is described as a black man, between 5'8'' and 5'10''. He was last seen wearing a light blue jacket, dark pants and white shirt. The man shot is expected to be treated and released from a local hospital.

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