Police: Teen charged for Rock Falls shooting
ROCK FALLS, Ill. (KWQC) - Rock Falls police arrested a 17-year-old boy Friday in connection to the shooting of a 16-year-old boy Thursday.
The 17-year-old boy is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X Felony, aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 Felony, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 Felony.
He will be transferred to the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center to await a detention hearing.
At approximately 7:36 p.m., police said they responded to the 200 block of East 10th Street for a report of a person shot.
Upon arrival, officers found a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a media release from Rock Falls Police Department. The teen was taken to CGH Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries and was later flown out to another hospital for additional treatment.
Currently, his condition is unknown, police stated. Friday morning police said he was still hospitalized.
The investigation is ongoing at this time, according to the media release.
Police said there is no indication of an ongoing threat to the public or any person.
Rock Falls Police are being assisted by Sterling Police, the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police.
Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the Rock Falls Police Department at 815-622-1140 or Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 815-625-STOP (7867).
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