Northern Illinois authorities investigate weekend deaths

ROCKFORD - Northern Illinois authorities say four people have been found dead from apparent gunshot wounds in Rockford.

Rockford police say they found Demontae Rhodes, 24, Martia Flint, 24, and Flint's two children, six-year-old Tyrone Smith III and four-year-old Tobias Smith dead inside a duplex late Saturday evening.

According to Assistant Deputy Chief Patrick Hoey, neighbors say they heard pounding on a door and the door being forced open before hearing gunshots.  Police say no arrests have been made, and the motive of the fatal shootings is unknown.

Winnebago County Coroner Elizabeth Fiduccia says autopsies are planned for Monday.
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