Rockford Double Murder Victims Identified


UPDATE (11/27/18) – The Winnebago Co. Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as Chiyara Nelson, 25, of Rockford and Shawnquez Edwards, 29, of Rockford.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz has confirmed that a second victim, a 29-year-old man, has died on Monday, as a result of a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning following an after-hours party near Broadway and 8th Street.

His death makes Rockford’s 20th murder of 2018.

Rockford Police say they were called to the area of Broadway and 8th Street for a report of shots fired. There, they found a 29-year-old man who had been shot. He was taken to the hospital and died Monday at 1:15 p.m.

While police were on the scene, two more shooting victims, a 25-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, arrived at a hospital. 

The woman died from her injuries.

The single surviving male victim is said to be suffering life-threatening injuries.

Police have not released names of the victims, but believe the incident took place following an after-hours party.

Anyone with information should call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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