ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Two juveniles were shot Sunday night in separate incidents being investigated by Rockford police.
Around 7:45 Sunday evening, police dispatched to Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton campus to investigate a 16-year-old boy dropped off at the emergency room with life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Police were notified that the victim had been picked up from a residence in the 1400 block of Overdene Avenue and taken to the hospital.
Less than five minutes later, police responded to a second call about a shooting victim less than two miles from the hospital in the 1400 block of Barton Boulevard.
There, police found a 15-year-old boy suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Officers spoke with several individuals inside the residence, recovering four handguns and ammunition.
No details have been released on if the shootings are related.
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