BLOOMINGTON — Two men were shot multiple times Sunday in southwest Bloomington in an incident possibly tied to a robbery, and two people have been arrested, according to a police statement issued early Monday.
A 19-year-old Bloomington man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, armed violence, and armed robbery, police said. The man remains in McLean County jail in Bloomington, and the boy is at the county's juvenile detention center in Normal.
The Pantagraph does not name suspects in such cases until formal charges are filed by the state's attorney's office.
Police said the incident appears to be unrelated to the Nov. 4 shooting death of a woman in an east-side office building.
Bloomington police were called about 4 p.m. Sunday to 502 Fox Hill Circle in Bloomington regarding a report of shots fired, police said.
Officers on the scene found two men, ages 22 and 25, both with multiple gunshot wounds. They were taken to OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, but their names and conditions were not disclosed.
Initial information indicated the shooting was related to a robbery, police said.
Police obtained descriptions of the suspects and learned the suspects reportedly ran into 402 Fox Hill Circle.
Bloomington police officers set up a perimeter around the apartment building and a Normal Police Department K-9 Unit assisted in the investigation. Inside the apartment building, Bloomington officers located several subjects.
Armed with a search warrant, Bloomington detectives searched an apartment in 402 Fox Hill Circle and found two guns, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to 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.