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One hurt in Alpine Marathon shooting, investigation underway

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – A man is in critical but stable condition Tuesday after an early morning shooting at a local gas station.

Just before 5 am Rockford police dispatched to the Marathon gas station in the 3200 block of S. Alpine Rd. for reports of multiple shots being fired.

When they arrived on scene, officers found one man inside a vehicle suffering from serious injuries. The victim was rushed to a local hospital and is now in critical but stable condition.

Multiple bullet casings were marked by police at the scene Tuesday morning.(Erik Engstrom)

The shooting Tuesday morning prompted Rockford police to urge the public to avoid the Marathon gas station on South Alpine.

Police tweeted about the incident around 6:45 am

This story is developing and will be updated as information rolls in.

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