52-year-old dead after New Year’s Day shooting near Church Street, Rockford police say

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UPDATE: A 52-year-old man has passed away in the hospital following a shooting on Brown and Church Street Friday morning, according to Rockford Police.

Authorities say they received calls about two cars were exchanging gunfire. When police arrived on-scene, they found the man in the road outside of a crashed vehicle.

The victim’s identity is being withheld until notification of next of kin.

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO)–Police are on scene investigating a shooting taking place near the intersection of Brown and Church Streets on Friday morning.

Officials say one person is hospitalized and is facing life threatening injuries.

No details on suspects yet. Officials say to avoid the area.

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

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