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Rockford Police investigating two shootings from overnight

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Investigators are searching for answers following two shootings from overnight. 

Rockford Police say the first shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. near the 500 block of Brookview Road. Officers say they found a 68-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  Police say they believe the victim was targeted. 

Investigators say the second shooting happened shortly before 3:30 a.m in the 1400 block of Magnolia Street. Officer found the 20-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Police say the victim was attending a large party and was outside the residence when the shooting occurred. 

The 20-year-old was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding both incidents are asked to contact the Investigations Bureau (779-500-6551) or Crime Stoppers (815-963-7867).

We will bring more updates as soon as they become available. 

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