SwedishAmerican’s Emergency Room treats more gunshot wound victims

Rockford Police are working around the clock to combat crime in the Forest City and local emergency rooms are getting busier too treating victims of area violence. “Every time I’ve been on call the last month I’ve had at least one gunshot wound victim," said SwedishAmerican Hospital Trauma Medical Director Dr. James Cole. With gun crime on the rise around the Rockford Region more victims are being sent to area hospitals. “We may have five six gunshot wounds a month on average now we’re seeing much more than double that and in my personal experience for whatever reason I seem to get it every time I’m on call," said Cole.