Fatal Shooting

By: 23 Weekend News
By: 23 Weekend News

Rockford police have a teenage suspect in custody after a Friday afternoon drive-by shooting on 15th Avenue.

This incident is believed to be gang related. The victim of the shooting has been identified as 17-year-old Juan Vargas of Rockford. Three other passengers were in the car, including Vargas' mother. They were not injured.

Seventeen-year-old Daniel Valerio of Rockford is charged with first-degree murder. He also was charged on an outstanding warrant from last week for aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Valerio is being held in the Winnebago County Jail on a $1 million bond.


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