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Rockford Police investigate second double murder in less than two weeks

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ROCKFORD (WTVO/WQRF) – Two people have been shot and killed overnight.

The shooting happened around 3:30am in the 700 block of Bruce Street. Police said a 27 year-old woman was found shot to death outside of a home. Inside, they found a 28 year-old who’d been shot multiple times. He was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries.

The victims’ names are not being released at this time.

Investigators believe the victims were targeted. No arrests have been announced at this time. A press conference will be held at 10:30am Thursday. Eyewitness News will stream it live on our Facebook page and MyStateline.com.

Five people have killed in Rockford since July 29th.

On the 29th, Philip Butler, 30, & Trifari Hughes, 29, were killed in the 200 block of Hutchins Avenue.

Antonio Thompson, 32, was shot and killed August 1st in the 1200 block of 8th Street.

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