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3 people injured in separate shootings in Bloomington-Normal

Three people were injured in a string of shootings Sunday and Monday in Bloomington-Normal.

The first shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when Normal Police responded to multiple gunshots near South Linden Street and Lindell Drive. Soon after, two injured people arrived at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, police said. A male victim was struck in the leg. A female victim had a graze wound. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, police said.

Several apartments and vehicles in the Linden/Lindell area were also struck by gunfire, police said. Officers arriving on scene saw “multiple vehicles flee the area at a high rate of speed,” police said.

About 12 hours later, at around 3:17 p.m. Sunday, Normal Police responded again to a report of multiple shots fired in the 300 block of Lindell Drive. Officers located several shell casings in the area. No injuries were reported in that second incident.

Normal Police said the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. Those with information can contact Detective M. Wilson at (309) 454-9535, or to remain anonymous use NPD’s Tip411 service by texting NORMALPD to 847411.

In a separate incident, one man was injured in a shooting at around 2:30 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of West Grove Street, Bloomington Police said. The man was taken to the hospital, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Anyone with information about the Bloomington shooting should contact Detective K. Nowatski at (309) 434-2578 or knowatski@cityblm.org.

Officers at Bloomington and Normal police told WGLT there are no indications yet that the shootings in each community are connected to one another.

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Ryan Denham is the digital content director for WGLT.
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