On Friday, February 23, 2018 around 4 p.m. 31-year-old Ricky Smith of DeKalb was shot in the head inside of his vehicle which was found by police outside of the parking lot by Macy's at the CherryVale Mall. Smith was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, and the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department now needs the public's help locating the suspected shooter.

If you know anything about this incident or have seen the vehicle recently, PLEASE contact authorities. The ridiculous violence in our city will never stop unless each and every one of us takes a stand against it. Reporting information such as this is a great place to start.

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