Girl, 16, killed in shooting near Rockford; police shoot suspect
MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. — Police in Winnebago County are investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl.
It happened overnight in Machesney Park, just north of Rockford.
Police say they were called on a report of shots fired during a domestic dispute.
During that call, a Winnebago County deputy shot a man believed to be the one who shot the girl. That man is in the hospital.
The girl’s grandmother is also in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound.