Three People Shot in Overnight Crime Spree

By Christie Nicks

Published 06/29 2014 09:35PM

Updated 06/29 2014 09:41PM

ROCKFORD -- Overnight violence keeps Rockford police busy on the city's west side.

Shortly after 1am, police say a 27-year-old man was shot in the neck and face near the 300 block of Kent Street. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Only a half hour later, officers responded to the 1100 block of N. Independence Avenue. There they found a person shot in the knee. No one is in custody at this time.

A home invasion sends a Rockford teenager to the hospital. It happened shortly after 3am in the 700 block of Illinois Avenue. Police say two teenagers heard a loud noise in the living room. When the 16-year-old went to investigate, he found two suspects. One of them then shot him in the hand and fled.

Anyone with information on any of these three crimes is asked to Rockford Police or Crimestoppers.

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