Rockford man shot in the back while taking out the trash

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A Rockford man was shot in the back on Wednesday in a drive-by shooting while he was taking out the trash.

According to Rockford Police, the 21-year-old victim was shot around 12:35 p.m. in the 2100 block of Auburn Street on November 24th.

The victim told police he was taking out the garbage when he heard a vehicle accelerate up his driveway and heard a loud bang.

Police said the injury was not considered life threatening, and the victim is being treated at a local hospital.

No suspect information was given.

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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