Police arrest suspects in Melrose Street shooting

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police announced the arrest of Rico Jefferson, 31, and 27-year-old Rahshaun Jefferson on Thursday. The two men are suspected in a shooting that took place on Melrose Street yesterday evening.

According to police, officers were called to a scene at which shots were fired and a subject was seen lying on the ground in the 1700 block of Melrose around 5:20 p.m. Police found shell casings and a firearm, but witnesses said the participants in the shooting left the scene before officers arrived.

A short time later, both men arrived at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both men were charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Weapon.

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