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UPDATE: Victims identified in shooting that killed 2 children, 2 adults

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ROCKFORD (WREX) - UPDATE: The four shooting victims involved in Saturday night's shooting have been identified.

The victims have been identified as:

Martia Flint, 24-year-old female
Demontae Rhodes, 24-year-old male, a friend of Martia Flint
Tyrone Smith III, 6-year-old son of Martia Flint
Tobias K. Smith, 4-year-old son of Martia Flint.

Tyrone was in kindergarten at Lewis Lemon Elementary School; Tobias was in prekindergarten at Summerdale Early Childhood Center, according to an RPS 205 official.

The Rockford Police Department responded around 11:20 p.m. Saturday to 3234 Montrose Ave. in reference to a report of gunshots. A neighbor heard pounding on a door, then the sound of a door being forced followed almost immediately by gunshots, according to police.

Upon arrival officers located the four gunshot victims inside of the residence. All four were pronounced dead by Rockford Fire Department paramedics.

All victims suffered from apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Rockford Police Department.

This does not appear to be a murder-suicide, according to Asst. Deputy Chief Pat Hoey. He says a male in a hooded sweatshirt was seen around the time of the incident. No further description is available.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

These deaths were the 17th murders in Rockford this year. In 2013, there were 19 murders in Rockford.

UPDATE:Winnebago County Deputy Coroner Bill Hintz says the shooting victims from last night are a 24-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman and her two sons ages 6 and 4.

13 News will continue to update you on this story as more info becomes available.

Four people were found dead inside a home on Rockford's north side just before midnight Saturday.

At around 11:20 p.m. Rockford police responded to the 3200 block of Montrose Avenue after reports of gunshots.

Officers found four gunshot victims inside the home. All four were pronounced dead by paramedics.

The names of the people killed have yet to be released.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is encouraged to contact Rockford Police at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.
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