16-year-old wanted in Double Freeport shooting

FREEPORT, Illinois (WTVO) — Freeport police said Friday they were looking for a 16-year-old boy who shot two men Thursday in the 600 block of W. Avon Street.

Police said the shooting occurred at 4:50 p.m. and injured victims aged 18 and 20. Both were taken to Freeport Memorial Hospital, and the 18-year-old was later taken to Rockford Hospital for treatment. The two victims are said to be in stable condition.

Officers learned the suspect was known to both victims, police said. It is revealed that he tried to rob a man. During the robbery, the suspect shot the pair.

The teen’s identity is known to police, and authorities are actively trying to detain him.

Anyone with criminal information should contact Freeport Police at 815-235-8222. 16-year-old wanted in Double Freeport shooting

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