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2 dead in Bloomington gunfire, including a child

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Bloomington Police said Tuesday night that a 6-year-old child and a 35-year-old man died in a shooting incident that also critically injured a 32-year-old woman.

The fatalities mark the third and fourth gun deaths this year in the Bloomington-Normal community.

The incident happened inside an apartment at a complex in the 1000 block of Four Seasons Road. The child died at the scene. The man was pronounced dead at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.

Police Chief Jamal Simington urged anyone with information about the shootings to contact the department.

"I want to give my sincerest condolences to the family of those who were impacted by this tragedy. Our department is conducting a thorough and complete investigation," said Simington.

Officers said evidence suggests the shootings happened during a domestic violence incident.

The McLean County coroner has yet to identify those who were shot, pending family notification.

Police listed the following contacts for information:

  • Detective Jeff Engle at 309-434-2371 JEngle@cityblm.org
  • Detective Tyrel Klein at 309-434-2366 Tklein@cityblm.org.
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WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.
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