UPDATE – The man shot and killed on Sunday has been identified as Anthony Jefferson, 22, of Rockford. An autopsy confirmed he was shot several times.
The death is under investigation by Rockford Police.
Rockford Police Department responded to the area of 8th Street and 4th Avenue in reference to a shooting incident, on Sunday shortly after 3:30 a.m. Patrol officers arrived and located a 22-year-old male victim, who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was then transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.
Detectives from the Rockford Police Department are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident.