UPDATE: Pair of Overnight Shootings Leaves 3 Wounded, 2 Seriously

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UPDATE:  The Rockford Police Department is releasing new information on two shootings which sent three men to the hospital overnight, two with serious gunshot wounds.

The most serious of the shootings happened at a home in the 1600 block of Camp Avenue, where a party erupted in gunfire.  Police say that both shooting victims, 37-year-old Bobby Busby Jr. of Loves Park and 20-year-old Clevone Jones of Rockford, were rushed to a local hospital with serious but not life-threatening gunshot wounds.

They say two handguns and a large amount of money were recovered from the home.

Detectives from the Gang Unit are now investigating the shooting, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department (779-500-6551) or Crime Stoppers (815-963-7867).

An arrest has been made in connection with the second shooting, which occurred Wednesday night at a house in the 1200 block of 14th Street of Rockford.  28-year-old Jose Heras went to a local hospital after being shot in the back.  He told police he was confronted by an unknown man at his home, and that’s when he was wounded.

However, upon further investigation, police found a shotgun and ammunition in the car of his brother who had taken him to the hospital, 26-year-old Diego Heras.  Although they cannot say for sure whether the shotgun was the weapon involved, Diego Heras was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons and having no FOID card.

His brother was treated and released.


Rockford police responded to a shooting in the 1600 block of Camp Avenue around 12:30, Thursday morning.

A sergeant confirms to Eyewitness News that 2 people were hit in the shooting, one of them has life threatening injuries.

No suspects are in custody.

Also overnight, police say a man was shot in the back. He told police he was approached by two men while walking in the 1200 block of 14th Street. The victim was able to walk home and call for help. He is expected to be okay.

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