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BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington police are investigating three incidents of shots being fired over the holiday weekend, but don’t think the shootings are related.

The first took place around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when officers were called to the 900 block of South Clayton Street. They arrived and saw a large group of males walking away.

Officers were told by a witness that multiple gunshots were seen and heard from two separate groups. After the shooting, several people left in a silver-colored sedan.

While checking the immediate area, officers located evidence that shots had, in fact, been fired. No arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Tim Power at 309-434-2579 or

The second shooting took place around 4:33 a.m. Sunday. Police responded to the 2200 block of Todd Drive where a witness reported hearing several gunshots and seeing a male run away from the area.

Officers located a vehicle with a broken window. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Matt Dick at 309-434-2475 or

The latest incident took place around 1:37 a.m. Monday when officers received another report of shots fired, this time in the 900 block of West Grove Street, where police were told a suspicious vehicle was parked there, followed by multiple gunshots being heard. 

While checking the area, officers located an unoccupied vehicle with a bullet hole in the trunk.

Detectives also reported several rounds had entered a nearby residence. An additional vehicle, which had been parked in the area, was reported as damaged from gunfire, too.

The investigation also is ongoing; anyone with information is asked to contact Power, or Detective Curt Maas at 309-434-2534 or  

“These three incidents are not known to be related at this time,” Elias Mendiola, a department spokesman, said Monday. “No injuries or arrests have been reported.”

If you want to remain anonymous, call McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s) you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.