Teenager struck by bullet in Bloomington

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BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) — A Bloomington teenager was struck by a bullet when walking home after a shots fired incident Thursday.

BPD officers responded to the scene at about 10:50 p.m. Thursday for a shots fired incident, where they found damage to an apartment complex as well as other evidence that a shooting took place.

“It is a highly populated area so we got a lot of phone calls about the shots fired incident,” Bloomington Public Information Officer John Fermon said.

“A couple of hours later we were told that there was a gunshot victim at St. Joseph Hospital and officers spoke to the teenage male that was shot.”

He was treated and released from the hospital and police do not believe he was the intended target as he was just walking on the sidewalk when he was shot.

“Basically he was an innocent bystander he was walking home I’m assuming he heard the shots and realized he was hit. It was a juvenile male walking home and he got by a stray bullet,” Fermon said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD detective Jared Bierbaum at 309-434-2807 or at jbierbaum@cityblm.org.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 308-828-1111.



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