12-Year-Old Illinois Girl Shot in Head While Sleeping in Her Bed
Someone fired several rounds of gunshots at a southeast Rockford home early on Wednesday morning (3/29) where a young girl was sleeping, striking her in the head.
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According to a press release from the Rockford Police Department, officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim around 1:55 am on Wednesday in the 2300 block of Wisconsin Road.
Upon arrival, officers from the Rockford PD noticed that the home had been struck "numerous" times by bullets.
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Inside the residence, officers then found a 12-year-old female in her bed that had sustained "a life-threatening gunshot wound to her head."
Girl survives shooting but is in critical condition
Rockford Police said the 12-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition but was in stable condition at the time of the press release.
No details about a suspect in the shooting were provided in the press release, but Rockford Police urge anyone with information about this incident to contact detectives by calling 815-966-2900, or to make an anonymous tip to Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
This story is continuing to develop and will be updated as more information becomes available.