26-year-old man shot dead near Mercyhealth Hospital

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A 26-year-old man was shot dead just a block away from Mercyhealth Hospital.

Police say they responded to a call around 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Sharon Avenue, one block east of Mercyhealth’s Rockton Avenue campus.

At the scene, police found a Hispanic male suffering from a gunshot wound, lying in the street. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance, and died at 8:55 a.m., according to Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz.

No suspect information has been provided and the shooting is under investigation.

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