Man Recovering After Being Shot in Chest

ROCKFORD - A man is recovering after being shot in the chest.

It happened round 10 Friday night.

Rockford Police arrived to the 800 block of 18th Street where they found a victim lying in the grass suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The victim told police he was walking westbound on 7th Avenue near 18th Avenue when he realized he was being followed by two men.

To deter them, the vcitim walked up to an apartment building and knocked on the door.

But when no one answered, the suspects approached him with a gun.

One of the suspects shot him, before going through his pockets and fleeing northbound on 18th Street.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injury.

The suspects are described as two black males, between 5'8" and 6' feet tall, with thin builds.

 


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