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Police: 2 men in critical condition following shooting in Normal

Orlando  Northbrook Estates
Eric Stock
Police were called to Orlando Northbrook Estates in Normal on Monday night for a reported shooting in which two men were critically wounded.

Police in Normal say two men who were shot outside an apartment complex Monday night are hospitalized in critical condition.

Sgt. Jeff Longfellow said officers were called at 6:12 p.m. to Orlando Northbrook Estates in the 700 block of West Orlando Avenue for an apparent drive-by shooting.

“Most folks heard a vehicle pulling up, they believe at a high rate of speed after it happened, but they heard at least five to six gunshots coming from this vehicle,” Longfellow said, noting that witnesses said they did not see anyone get out of the vehicle.

Longfellow said witnesses described the vehicle as a dark-colored sedan. They say at least three people were in the car and they may have been wearing ski masks.

Longfellow said police have not made any arrests and there’s no known motive.

Longfellow said the shooting happened outside Building 4. The first victim was spotted outside Building 8, while officers were later told of another victim, who was located inside Building 4. He said officers applied aid to the two victims who were bleeding heavily from multiple gunshots.

“Especially with the second victim, their efforts I think will hopefully lead the second victim having a full recovery,” Longfellow said, adding the second victim was shot multiple times in the legs, while the first victim was shot in the upper body.

Longfellow said both men were taken to Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal and were both transferred to an undisclosed trauma center.

Normal Police secured the scene and collected evidence. They were assisted by Illinois State Police, McLean County sheriff's police and Illinois State University police.

Longfellow said anyone who has information on the case should call Lt. Tim Edmiaston or Sgt. Josh Wilson at (309) 454-9535.

Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.
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