Community Benefit for Couple Shot in Bed While Sleeping

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Family and friends of the Rockford couple shot while they were sleeping earlier this month say the two are expected to survive.

Saturday the victim's loved ones held a benefit for the man and woman at Whiskey's Roadhouse in Rockford. A few weekends ago, Rockford Police say someone shot into this home on 16th Avenue hitting the couple while they were sleeping. Family and friends say they want to show their support for who they call innocent victims.

"There's been so much tragedy, so many shootings lately and for them to see that somebody stands behind them and the community is coming together to try to help them, they're overwhelmed," said Tressie Nesemeier.

Donations from Saturday's benefit will go towards the couple's medical bills.

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