Police: 3-year-old child shot in Rockford home invasion


ROCKFORD – Police in Rockford said a 3-year-old child was shot during a home invasion and they’re searching for a suspect.

The Rockford Register Star reported that the boy was taken to the hospital with injuries that aren’t believed to be life-threatening. Police said a man forced his way into the home Thursday about 4 p.m. and fired at least one shot before fleeing on foot. Officers searched the area with K-9 units. Police said other family members were home at the time. Authorities didn’t report any other injuries.

Rockford Assistant Deputy Chief Kevin Ogden said he’s not aware of anything being taken from the home.