UPDATE: Innocent Bystander In Critical Condition After Gunfight on Street

One person critically hurt in car-to-car shooting.

ROCKFORD - UPDATE (4/6):  Rockford police have released new information on the car-to-car shooting on N. Longwood Road that left a bystander critically hurt.

They say the 69-year-old victim remains in critical condition in a local hospital.

Police have also recovered the two vehicles involved based on citizen tips, but have not made any arrests.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department Investigations Bureau (779/500-6551) or Crime Stoppers (815/963-7867).


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UPDATE: Rockford Police has released a surveillance photo of the two vehicles they believe are involved in a gunfight that left an innocent bystander in critical condition.

The photo shows two SUVs, a blue Mazda and a maroon Nissan.  They fired at each other while driving in the northbound lanes of Longwood near 251 around 4:30pm Wednesday.  Police remained on scene until about 9pm.  They tell us they were gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses.

At least one person is injured after a shooting on Rockford's east side.

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of N. Longwood and Rural Streets. Police describe the incident as a car-to-car shooting.

One person has been sent to the hospital, the extent of their injuries has not been released. Police say the victim was an unattended target hit by a stray bullet, and was not inside either of the suspect vehicles.

At this time, no arrests have been made.

Eyewitness News has a crew at the scene; additional information will be provided when made available.


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