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16-year-old victim identified in deadly accidental shooting

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UPDATE: The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has identified the 16-year-old killed in a shooting over the weekend.

Officials say that Darion Gordon was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. 

The shooting happened Saturday evening around 5 p.m. at the 1100 block of Fairview Avenue. When officials arrived, they say the Gordon was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He then died at the scene.

Police say after an investigation, they've determined the shooting appeared to be an accident and no foul play is suspected. A 16-year-old male, who was with the victim at the time of the shooting, has been charged. He is charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapons. 

Because of his age, his name will not be released. He is in custody at the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center. 

The death is under investigation by the Rockford Police Department along with the Winnebago County Coroner's Office.


UPDATE: The Rockford Police Department says a 16-year-old male was shot and killed Saturday in the 1100 block of Fairview Avenue.

Rockford Police say they responded to the 1100 block of Fairview Avenue for a shooting around 5 p.m. Saturday. Police say when they arrived, the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He died at the scene. The victim was shot one time according to police. 

Police say after an investigation, they've determined the shooting appeared to be an accident and no foul play is suspected. A 16-year-old male, who was with the victim at the time of the shooting, has been charged. He is charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapons. 

Because of his age, his name will not be released. He is in custody at the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center. 

The Winnebago County Coroner's Office will be conducting an autopsy on Monday.

The incident is still under investigation by the Rockford Police Department.

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