UPDATE: Victim killed from Taco Bell shooting on Auburn identified

Published: Nov. 13, 2018 at 10:47 PM CST
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Updated: Nov. 15, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

The victim who was killed from a shooting at a Taco Bell on Auburn Street has been identified, according to the Winnebago County Coroner's Office.

Zachary Reyes, a 25-year-old man from Rockford, was the victim.


Published: Nov. 13, 2018, 11 p.m.

A 25-year-old man is dead and a 37-year-old-woman was injured after a shooting at the Taco Bell in the 2600 block of Auburn Street around 9:45 Tuesday night.

Police Chief Dan O'Shea tells 23 News that the shooting took place of the Taco Bell near Horsman Street. Police say both victims were located in a vehicle in the parking lot when officers arrived. Both were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The man was pronounced dead at the hosptial while the woman has what police describe as serious but not life threatening injuries.

Chief O'Shea says that investigators will be looking at surveillance video to help get more information on the suspects. A police release says, "at this time the incident does not appear to be random."

It's the 2nd shooting in three days on Auburn Street. Early Sunday morning 37 year old Jennifer Jones was killed and another was injured in a shooting at the Citgo gas station on Auburn Street.

On Friday, the Beef-A-Roo right next to the Taco Bell on Auburn Street was vandalized as were several employee cars.

Horsman Road, which sits right in between the Taco Bell and Beef-A-Roo is currently blocked off to traffic but Auburn Street is open.