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Police: 2 dead, 2 injured in shootings

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

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.

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