13-year-old shot in parking lot of Rockford middle school

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police say a 13-year-old was shot during a fight in the parking lot of West Middle School on Sunday.

Police said officers were called to the school, at 1900 N Rockton Avenue, around 2 p.m. There, they met with witnesses and were led to the victim, who had been shot in the side.

Witnesses told police a fist fight had occurred in the parking lot between multiple juveniles and shots were fired.

The teen was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

On Friday, August 27th, police arrested a 17-year-old male juvenile suspect. The teen was taken to the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center.

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