Gunfire Exchanged Inside Holiday Inn on E. State

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Gunfire is exchanged inside an east side hotel during a New Year’s party early Friday morning.

Police were called to the Holiday Inn on E. State St. around 1 a.m. for shots fired on the third floor of the hotel. Witnesses there said two adjacent rooms were hosting a party when some uninvited guests showed up.

After attempting to get the uninvited individuals to leave, an argument ensued and several shots were fired into the room and hallway. An unknown person inside the room then returned fire.

Witnesses say that at least one person was shot in the leg. The victim and suspects left before police arrived and have not been located.

Anyone with information is urged to call Rockford Police at (815) 987-5824.

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