Police find man shot dead in back yard of Rockford home

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police are investigating the murder of a 53-year-old man who was found shot to death in a back yard on Heath Street on Friday.

Police said officers responded to a call for an unresponsive adult around 12:40 p.m. in the 500 block.

Officials said the man was dead when they arrived, killed by apparent gunshot wounds.

Police have not released further details, including a suspect description. The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or by leaving an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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