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22-year-old man dead after early-morning shooting in Rockford

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

One man is dead after an early morning shooting in the 400 block of 8th Street in Rockford.

Rockford Police say officers were reporting to an Aggravated Battery with a Handgun report around 3:30 a.m. When the officers arrived they found a 22-year-old man had been shot. He was transported to SwedishAmerican Hospital by fire personnel where he was pronounced dead.

The man's identity is not being released until next of kin is notified, according to Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz. Hintz says an autopsy is pending at this time.

This shooting is being investigated as a homicide. No arrests have been made at this time and police have not released any suspect information. If you have any information, please call Rockford Police at (779) 500-6555 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.

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