Victim identified after shooting on Rockford’s south side

Published: Apr. 14, 2022 at 7:36 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 15, 2022 at 12:38 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Winnebago County Coroner’s Office confirmed the name of the victim Thursday.

Deontay Turner, 19 of Rockford was shot Thursday, April 14. The shooting took place Thursday evening at the intersection of 11th Street and 6th Avenue.

Around 6:30 p.m., Rockford police dispatched to the scene for reports of multiple shots fired.

Officers found Turner lying on the sidewalk, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Police tweeted just before 7 p.m. that the shooting occurred and asked the public to avoid the area while officials investigated. Then shortly after 12:30 a.m. Friday, police tweeted again saying the man succumbed to his injuries from the shooting.

The incident remains under investigation.

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