ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – One person is dead after a shooting took place in the parking lot outside Macy’s at CherryVale Mall Saturday night.
Witnesses tell 23 News that the incident started as a fight inside the mall that spilled into the parking lot but this hasn’t been confirmed by police. Police do not have a lot of information available at this time besides that this is now a death investigation. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, the Rockford Police Department and the Cherry Valley Police Department all responded to the scene.
Officials believe there is no danger to the public. Nobody is in custody at this time as the Cherry Valley Police Department is handling the investigation.
Unconfirmed reports over our newsroom scanner say the suspect is a black male and was last seen heading east on Harrison Avenue. He is reportedly wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.
This is a developing story.
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