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UPDATE: Victim of the Royal Avenue shooting has been identified

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UPDATE: The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of a woman who was shot and killed on Wednesday.

Officials say 30-year-old Desiree Weir-Stephens was the victim of a gunshot wound to the head. 

It happened at the 200 block Royal Avenue just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The shooting is under investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police. 


UPDATE: Police have now launched a murder investigation after the woman shot in Rockford has died.

When officers arrived to the scene on Royal Avenue they found a woman who was shot in the head. She died from her injuries at the hospital, according to Rockford Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police.


A woman in her 30s is fighting for her life in the hospital after she was shot in Rockford.

It happened on the 200 block of Royal Avenue. The woman was shot in her upper body and has life threatening injuries, according to police.

Police are now looking for a suspect in his late teens.

The shooting is under investigation.

The call came in just after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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