Two Women Shot in Three Days, Within Blocks of Each Other, in Rockford

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A woman is shot Tuesday night just blocks away from where a different woman was shot days earlier.

The woman hit by gunfire in the 1600 block of 16th Avenue around 11:30 Tuesday night. Police nearby arrived to the scene after hearing the gunshots.

The victim said a car sped by, firing four to five shots, one hitting her in the arm. She is expected to be okay.

On Sunday, just blocks away on Parmele Street, a 23-year-old woman was shot twice in the back. She also survived.

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