Man dies after being found with a gunshot wound outside Lincoln Middle School

Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 1:11 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Rockford Police Department is conducting a shooting investigation near Lincoln Middle School on Friday afternoon.

Officers were sent to a shots fired call in the 1600 block of Charles Street. Police found a 30-year-old man suffering from an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound, was found in a vehicle that came to rest in front of Lincoln Middle School, according to the Rockford Police Department. Police say the shooting is being investigated as a homicide, as the victim later died at an area hospital.

The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Mykel Curry of Rockford.

The investigation is not school related nor does it involve a student or staff. Charles Street, near 11th Street is now reopened, according to police.

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