One dead, five injured in early Saturday shooting in the Rock Island District

Published: Aug. 29, 2020 at 5:39 AM CDT
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - Rock Island police have confirmed that one man has died and five others were seriously injured following an early morning shooting in the Rock Island District. The man that died was 43-year-old Jesse Brand, Jr.

Police say they responded to reports of shots fired around 2 a.m. Saturday.

The five victims were transported to a local hospital with serious and life-threatening injuries, according to police.

A witness said he was crossing through the area when he said he heard four to eight shots fired. He said hid under a car and, once he saw it was clear, ran to a nearby bar.

Rock Island Police say no arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

The Rock Island Mayor and Police Chief will be hosting a press conference at 4 p.m. in regards to the shooting.

This is a developing story, check back for more updates.

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