Two shot during attempted robbery on Avon Street in Freeport
FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - Two young men are recovering from non-life-threatening gunshot injuries after a person they knew tried to rob them Thursday.
Just before 5 p.m., Freeport police dispatched to the 600 block of W. Avon Street.
At the scene, police found two men, ages 18 and 20, suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to FHN for treatment. Later, the 18-year-old was transferred to a Rockford area hospital for a higher level of care.
Both victims are now in stable condition.
Police claim the shooting suspect met up with the victims to share a ride. While driving, the suspect fired a gun while trying to rob the victims.
Investigators identified as a 16-year-old boy, who is now wanted on multiple charges.
Anyone with information about this incident or the shooting suspect can contact the Freeport Police Department at 815-235-8222, or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 866-TIPSNOW.
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