Rockford Police: Off-duty security guard shot in leg during birthday party

Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 12:50 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Shots were fired during a birthday party at a Rockford business early Sunday morning leaving a 26-year-old off-duty Illinois State Enforcement security guard with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his leg.

The security guard tells police he was injured in the 600 block of East State Street, where Rockford business Rhythm & Know is located.

Rockford Police were called to the scene at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday for reports of shots fired. When officers arrived they found a large group of people leaving the business and found several spent shell casings in front of Rhythm & Know, and the front exterior was struck multiple times by gunfire.

Police say most of the party-goers left when officers got there and the business was quickly cleared with no victims inside. Police later found the wounded off-duty security guard.

Rhythm & Know has received complaints about hosting large parties and the owner of the business was issued a notice to appear for offensive use of property.

If you have any information on this incidents you can call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or you can leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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