ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police are investigating a shooting at 6th Street and 5th Avenue and are asking drivers to avoid the area.
Police said officers were conducting a traffic stop on 4th Avenue and 6th Street at approximately 11:03 a.m. when they heard gunshots as two cars drove past them at high speed.
One of the vehicles, a black Kia Optima, hit two trees and rolled over onto its roof on 6th Street, police said.
Three people in the vehicle were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, suffering gunshot wounds and injuries from the crash. Police said a 23-year-old man suffered serious gunshot wounds and broken bones, while 2 female occupants were also shot multiple times.
The other car, which police described only as a newer black Dodge 2-door car, fled south on 6th Street. Police say they are checking surveillance video from neighboring businesses and traffic cameras.