ROCKFORD (AP) – Police in Rockford are investigating shootings that killed two men and left two others injured.
Authorities say the shootings took place Tuesday evening. The men were identified as 17-year-old Daemoan Patterson and 33-year-old Charles Groom. Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia says the men were pronounced dead in the Rockford Memorial Hospital emergency room.
A 38-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg and the other injured man was grazed by a bullet.
The two shooting deaths are homicides number 10 and 11 in Rockford in 2013. There have been five in July. Last year Rockford had 14 homicide victims.