23-year-old man shot while sitting in his car


A Rockford man was shot in the leg while sitting in his car on Monday night.

Sometime before 7 p.m., Rockford Police were called to the area of the 1300 block of 5th Avenue for a report of a shooting. There, they learned the 23-year-old man had been sitting in his car when a person in another vehicle opened fire.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

No word on what led up to the shooting or if there are any suspects.

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