Man Shot in Face in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A 27-year-old man is in serious condition after being shot in the face this afternoon.

It happened just before 12:30 p.m. near 1804 Kishwaukee St. in Rockford. Police say the victim was shot in the face once and was taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital, where he's suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Police are still trying to figure out what lead to the shooting. Right now they do not have any suspects in custody.


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  • by Rockfordian on Apr 16, 2012 at 08:55 AM
    The Mayor is only a puppet to the city.
  • by MIke Location: Rockford on Apr 15, 2012 at 08:53 PM
    This was not on RHA property and my guess it was at the 2 story house next to octorpus car wash dealer named Shorty cops been after him for months the knuckle head who was shot was probably trying to buy drugs and ripped um off and Bam he was shot. The Gentleman screamy for concealed carry blah blah freaking blah how is that going to stop some idiot from getting shot in which was probably a bad drug deal? Do your homework before you shoot off at the mouth
  • by Nick Location: Rockford on Apr 15, 2012 at 05:50 PM
    I know the idiot that did the shooting and people like this deserve to rot in hell! C&C law needs to be passes so these criminals will start to think twice. This city has become unsafe for innocent families and the Mayor really hasn't stepped up to the plate on how to prevent crime instead its all about making budget cuts on the police department! How has that worked Mr. Morrisay? I can't even take my child to the park or let her go out in my backyard and play on her swing set! Whether they pass the C&C or not I will continue to carry my gun on my hip!
  • by old guy Location: freeport on Apr 15, 2012 at 01:45 PM
    City Resident that would be a good way to help fight crime in many citys.But that would amount to some type of profiling because most law brakers would have somthing in common in this case.Remember you cant follow someone of differnt race nowdays.
  • by JJ Location: N IL on Apr 15, 2012 at 01:20 PM
    City Resident are you saying if Obama had a son it would look like the shooter, Tisk Tisk
  • by wtf Location: rockford on Apr 15, 2012 at 07:47 AM
    totally agree with city resident. we the tax paying, law abiding citizens of rockford and the whole nation , for that fact need to stop being held responsible for supporting the lowlifes that didn't work when times were good. generational welfare produces nothing but criminals who feel entitled to take what other people work so hard for. check out the cnn video of the guy standing outside a bar in baltimore on st. patricks day that gets beaten stripped and robbed by a mob of thugs. they have their hands in our pockets every second we are at work,while they drive around in escalades with 22's. im sure there are alot of the rha units with a bigger tv than i have. to all of you self-entitled lowlifes who have never worked an honest day in your entire life. you are welcome.
  • by Rockford resident Location: Rockford on Apr 15, 2012 at 07:41 AM
    FYI...When you make a comment about a story ..please get the facts ..in the end you make yourself look real ignorant .........#knowyourfacts!
  • by Wanda on Apr 15, 2012 at 07:35 AM
    @city resident. I have been saying the same thing for a long time. There are way too many people in those housing complexes that simply don't belong. RHA has a terrible history of being a breeding ground for low level thugs. Most of the crimes that happen on RHA properties are committed by offenders who just got out of prison/jail and have absolutely no business being there. Many of the female occupants tend to allow these men to move in with them, in many cases, they have no idea who these men really are. Some are sex offenders. Yes, sex offenders. I agree completely, it's time for RHA to clean up their complexes and start taking some responsibility for the crime that goes on. I have written many letters and made numerous phone calls, but it just seems to fall on deaf ears. A sweep of each one of these properties is needed to clean things up. Send these dope dealing thugs back to Freeport, Chicago, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, or wherever they came here from. These shootings are not random, they are drug and in some cases gang related. They will continue until local authorities and the RHA partner up to clean up RHA properties.
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      by kim on Apr 15, 2012 at 07:45 PM in reply to Wanda
      it happen in the 1800 block of kishwaukee street not the projects no where near them so it took place across the street from rockford food and liquor so from what i heard it was a drug deal gone bad
  • by Rockford resident Location: Rockford on Apr 15, 2012 at 07:24 AM
    FYI...When you make a comment about a story ..please get the facts ..in the end you make yourself look real ignorant .........#knowyourfacts!
  • by City Resident Location: Rockford on Apr 15, 2012 at 03:46 AM
    Given the location of the shooting, I don't think they were arguing over a parking space. Its time that the Rockford Housing Auth., and the Rockford Police get serious about this type of incident. Its PUBLIC HOUSING, search it door to door, basement to attic. Impound whatever is found to be illegal, arrest the owner, and get them out of public housing FOREVER. Also, remove them from whatever public assistance they may be on..welfare, food stamps, etc. This may sound harsh, but its way past time to take back our city.
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      by NancyMJ on Apr 15, 2012 at 08:38 AM in reply to City Resident
      YES......YES........YES. If its PUBLIC its ours. Lets take it back.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 at 09:26 AM in reply to City Resident
      how would you like for some one to come in to your crib he looks like he has money that is why they got him not everyone is bad that is in the rockford housing so you can get off that and e open minded on all of this so get off it you live in rockford it is going to happen so keep it real
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        by what? on Apr 16, 2012 at 05:30 AM in reply to
        what? That is not a language I know of.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 at 09:31 AM in reply to City Resident
      if you feel like that then should the law go in to all of the arab's house's?
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      by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 at 07:47 PM in reply to City Resident
      the shooting didnt happen in the rha it happen in the 1800 block of kishwaukee street across the street from rockford food and liquor
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