Freeport police: man dies in possible gang-related shooting

Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 12:14 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2022 at 7:24 PM CDT
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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - Shaquille Shorter, 30 of Freeport has died after being shot multiple times last Thursday.

Shorter was listed in critical condition after what police believed to be a gang related incident.

Officers were dispatched just after 9 p.m. to the 600 block of W. Pleasant to break up a large fight.

When they arrived, they discovered Shorter inside a vehicle that had crashed into another parked car.

Shorter suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to FHN, then flown to a Rockford area hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information on this incident can contact the Freeport Police Department at 815-235-8222 or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 866-TIPSNOW.

Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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