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Woman killed in shooting at Rockford grocery store Pinnon’s Foods

The Rockford Police Department is looking into a shooting that allegedly took place on Wednesday at Pinnon’s Foods located on North Court Street.

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On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at approximately 3:20 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Pinnon’s (2324 N. Court Street) for a report of an armed robbery and shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a 63-year-old female lying at the bottom of the stairway to apartments above the business.

Officers were advised that the suspect – black male, slender build, wearing a black mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes – robbed the victim of her belongings as she walked down the stairs. During the altercation, the victim was shot in the chest and sadly succumbed to her injury.

After the robbery and shooting, the suspect fled the area in the victim’s car.

The car was located, unoccupied, a short time later in the 2000 block of Douglas.

If you have any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900, on Facebook (@RockfordIllinoisPoliceDepartment) or on Twitter (@RockfordPD).

To submit an anonymous tip, text the word RPDTIP and your tip to 847411 or get the Rockford PD App in the App Store or Google Play Store. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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