Victim Killed After Being Shot Several Times in Cole Avenue Shooting

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A victim shot several times in southwest Rockford following an altercation with two suspects has died.

The ambulance call on police scanner indicted the man suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest and head. The shooting happened around 1 p.m. in the 300 block of Cole Avenue.

Police say two men there exited a vehicle and started beating the victim. One of the two men then opened fire on him. The 27-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital where he died.

No one is in custody. Police are now searching for the suspects, as well as witnesses.

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