UPDATE: Aug. 10, 9:23 a.m. — An individual in a Tuesday shooting in Rock Falls was detained initially, but no charges are presently pending, according to police Wednesday.
Further investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting is ongoing.
Officers from the Sterling Police Department and Illinois State Police along with deputies from the Whiteside County Sheriff’s office assisted Rock Falls Police at the scene. Detectives from the Illinois State Police, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and Sterling Police Department are assisting with the investigation.
Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services assisted in the documentation of the crime scene and collection of evidence.
EARLIER — On Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at approximately 10:13 a.m., Rock Falls Police were called to a residence in the 900 block of West 5th Street in Rock Falls for a reported shooting.
Officers located a 30-year-old man with serious gunshot injuries to his body and extremities. He was transported to the hospital for treatment, according to a police news release Tuesday. One man was detained by officers at the scene and a handgun was recovered.
The injured man was transported to CGH Medical Center in Sterling for treatment, where he underwent surgery before he was transferred to OSF St. Anthony in Rockford, where he was in serious condition late Tuesday.
An investigation is ongoing.
Rock Falls Police are being assisted by the Sterling Police Department, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, and Illinois State Police. Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services assisted in the documentation of the crime scene and collection of evidence, the release says.