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3 people shot in overnight violence

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

On Friday, July 31, at around 10:27 p.m.  officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to the area of 1800 Elm St. in reference to a shooting victim.

Upon arrival officers located a 20-year-old Rockford man who had been shot once in the thigh. 

Rockford Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  No arrests have been made and no suspect information has been released.

At around 3:00 a.m. Saturday, August 1, a 16-year-old walked into the emergency room at a local hospital after he'd been shot in his right thigh. 

Police say the victim was walking home from a friend's house when he noticed another male approaching him. The victim advised that the suspect did not say anything but began to shoot at him.

According to police, the suspect shot three times only hitting the victim once in the leg. The victim's injuries are non-life threatening.  No detailed suspect information has been released and no arrests have been made. 

At approximately 3:20 a.m. Saturday morning, officers responded to the area of 1100 21st Avenue to investigate a shots fired complaint.  

As officers were going to the scene, the victim, a 38-year-old white male, called 911 to report that he had been shot.  Officers found him, he told police that he was walking home from a friend's house, when he was approached by the suspect.  

Police say, the suspect demanded money from the victim.  The suspect pulled out a pocket knife from his pocket and a handgun, and shot the victim once in the groin.  The suspect then fled the area on foot.

No detailed suspect information has been released at this time and no arrests have been made. 

Police report the victim's injuries are non-life threatening.

Police do not believe any of the incidents that occurred last night are related, but investigations are still ongoing. 

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