Two Rockford men at large, wanted for drive-by shooting

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Two Rockford men are wanted by police for a drive-by shooting on Jefferson Street.

Rockford Police say that, on Thursday, September 26th, 2019, shortly after 12:30 p.m., they received a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system alert of shots fired in the 1400 block of West Jefferson Street.

When officers arrived at the location, they found a house which had struck by bullets from gunfire from a passing vehicle. No one was hurt in the incident.

Detectives from the department’s Gang Unit identified the suspects as 28-year-old Eric Brown and 26-year-old Demario Cole.

Both are charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Brown is also wanted on a Illinois Department of Corrections warrant.

Both men are still at large.

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

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