UPDATE: A 16-year-old boy police say was found with a gunshot wound late Thursday remains hospitalized, according to a Friday news release from Rock Falls Police.
The investigation continues. “A person of interest has been identified and investigators are actively following up on leads, collecting evidence, and interviewing witnesses. However, no arrests have been made,” the updated release says. “There is no indication of an ongoing threat to the public or any individuals.”
Rock Falls Police have been assisted by Sterling Police, the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police Troop 1 and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services.
EARLIER: The condition of a 16-year-old gunshot victim was unknown late Thursday, according to a news release from the Rock Falls Police Department.
Shortly after 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Rock Falls Police responded to a call reporting a person shot on the 200 block of East 10th Street, the release says.
Officers arrived in the area and found a 16-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to CGH Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries and was later flown to another hospital for additional treatment, according to the release.
An investigation continues. Rock Falls Police are being assisted by Sterling Police, the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, and Illinois State Police. “While there is no suspect information at this time, there is no indication of an ongoing threat to the public,” the release says.
Officers ask anyone with information about this shooting to call the Rock Falls Police Department at 815-622-1140.
The release will be updated when new information is available, according to police.