Rockford Park District Police Investigate Incident at Keye-Mallquist

ROCKFORD, IL – On Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:45 p.m., Rockford Police officers heard a series of shots fired in the area of 11th Street and Railroad Avenue in Rockford. Minutes later, Rockford Police received additional calls regarding shots being fired at Keye-Mallquist Park, 1702 11th Street, Rockford. A 29-year old victim was located in the area of Parmele Street and 16th Avenue which is approximately one block away from the park.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and was treated for a single gunshot wound. Although the wound is serious, she is expected to recover.

Rockford Park District Police are leading the investigation but are collaborating with Rockford Police. “We are continuing to investigate this incident and take the safety and security of our citizens very seriously. At this point we have determined that a group of teens got into an argument at Keye-Mallquist Park and the suspect shot at an unknown victim in the park. The bullet apparently missed its intended target, and struck the victim at her residence.” said Rockford Park District Chief Theo Glover. No arrests have been made.

Individuals with information concerning this incident should call the Rockford Police Department at 779-500-6555, Rockford Park District Police at 815-987-8874, or CrimeStoppers at 815-963-STOP.

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