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UPDATE: One Dead in Shooting on Pearl Street in Rockford

Coroner has released the name of the shooting victim.
UPDATE May 27:  The Winnebago County Coroner has released the victim's name.  He is 21-year-old Andrew Thomas Barth.  He died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

UPDATE -- Police report the victim of the shooting was transported to Swedish American Hospital and has died from a gunshot wound. According to the Winnebago County Coroner's Office the victim is a white male in his 20's. He was shot while in his vehicle near Hutchins Avenue and Pearl Street. He drove the vehicle to the 500 block of Pearl St. and went to the front door of a home where he collapsed.

Two possible suspects are at large. Neighbors report they saw a blue van drive away from where the victim was shot. Rockford Police Department Sergeant Andre Brass says because of the holiday and nice weather there were many witnesses outside when the shooting happened.


ROCKFORD -- Police have roped off a section of Pearl Street on Rockford's east side after a shooting Monday afternoon.

Details remain sketchy, by eyewitnesses say they heard gunshots just after 1pm in the 500 block of Pearl Street.  An ambulance carrying the victim could be seen speeding away.

'Eyewitness News' has a crew on the scene and will have more details on Eyewitness News at 5 and 6pm.
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