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One person injured in Rock Falls shooting Sunday

The Rock Falls Police Department responded to reports of gunfire in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue March 21, 2021 just after 7:30 a.m.
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ROCK FALLS, Ill. — UPDATE: Alex Vinson-Ishmon, 20, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Vinson-Ishmon is being charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm. 

He is being held at the Lee County Jail. 

Rock Falls Police said in a statement the victim in this shooting was a 21-year-old man.

Credit: Rock Falls Police Department
Alex Vinson-Ishmon, 20, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

ORIGINAL STORY: One person was shot and injured in Rock Falls Sunday morning. 

The Rock Falls Police Department responded to reports of gunfire in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue March 21, 2021 just after 7:30 a.m.

Officers found evidence of a shooting in the alley between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, the department said. At least one bullet hit an occupied residence in the area.

While officers were on scene, a person walked into the police department reporting they had been shot. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.

An investigation is ongoing. 

A statement from police asks those with information about this incident to contact the Rock Falls Police Department at 815-622-1140 or Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 815-625-STOP.