Rockford Woman Killed in Shooting

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UPDATE (9:05PM): Investigators say the 30 year-old shooting victim has passed away from her injuries.  Her identity is being withheld at this time.

Police are investigating a shooting on 200 block of Royal Avenue.

Just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, police say a woman in her 30’s was sitting outside her home when a white male in his 20’s walked up to her and started shooting.

The woman was taken away by ambulance and her injuries are described as life threatening.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and was described as wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

Police have taken between 8-9 witnesses in for questioning after handcuffing one man at the scene, but it’s not clear yet how he was connected to the crime.

CORRECTION: The original version of this story incorrectly reported the suspect was a black male.

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