Girl, 16, killed in shooting near Rockford; police shoot suspect

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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.

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