Rockford PD: 15-year-old teen arrested for stolen gun after shots fired near 9th Avenue

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Early Saturday morning around 2:40 a.m. Rockford police officers responded to a report of a shooting near the 1100 blocks of 9th and 10th Avenues.

When officers got to the area, they say a 15-year-old boy was riding his bike away from the scene. They stopped him and observed a gun in his possession, which they later found out was stolen.

The teen was taken into custody and is facing the following charges of Reckless Discharge of a Weapon, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

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