16-year-old boy shot multiple times Monday in critical but stable condition

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated Feb. 19, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

UPDATE: Rockford Police say the teenage boy struck by gunfire multiple times Monday evening is in "critical, yet stable" condition.

Officials say the 16-year-old was shot during an altercation with three other boys around 5:30 p.m. on Mulberry St. and Miriam Ave. in Rockford.


Rockford Police say a boy taken to the hospital after being shot in the area of Mulberry Street and Miriam Avenue.

Police believe the boy, a juvenile, is battling life-threatening injuries. Police say he was shot several times in the 2000 block of Mulberry Street.

The boy was shot after a fight broke out between him and three other males around 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

Several emergency crews have responded to the area, and police have blocked off the area of Mulberry Street and Miriam Avenue.

Details are limited. We will continue to update as more information becomes available.