Major Case Squad activated for Madison, Illinois homicide

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MADISON, IL (KTVI) – CrimeStoppers is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 in a deadly, Tuesday morning double shooting in Madison, Illinois.

It was still a very upsetting shooting scene here at 7th and Alton Tuesday afternoon.

There were two sets of flowers for the two men found shot there around 12:45 in the morning.

FOX 2 has confirmed their identities:  Roderick Williams, 31 of Madison, shot and killed; his long-time friend, James Moore, 23, of Madison, shot and critically wounded.  Moore remained hospitalized Tuesday night.

They were in Williams’ mother’s car.

It’s believed they drove away from the initial shooting scene, and 7th and Alton was far as they could get.

Police were also looking for evidence on Second Street about five blocks away.

About 16 Major Case Squad detectives were canvassing the area.

Kim Watson, Williams mother, told FOX 2 that his father, Kim Williams, was found shot and killed in Centreville, IL, 29-years-ago, when Roderick was 2; that homicide remained unsolved.

She tearfully held up two bloody dollar bills she found with her son Tuesday, saying she also found two bloody dollar bills on his father’s body 29 years ago.

She called it a tragic irony and begged for anyone with information about who killed her son to call CrimeStoppers at (866) 371-TIPS.

You don’t have to leave your name to get the reward.

She was certain her son was not the intended target.

“Wrong place, wrong time,” she said.

Williams leaves behind an 8-year-old daughter.