Victim identified after shooting on Rockford’s south side
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.
UPDATE: 19-year-old male victim from earlier shooting near 11th Street/6th Avenue has succumbed to his injuries. Further details will be provided when available.— RockfordILPolice (@RockfordPD) April 15, 2022
The incident remains under investigation.
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