BLOOMINGTON — Police are investigating a gunfire incident that damaged a parked car at the intersection of West Mill and South Oak streets in Bloomington.
No one was injured, police said, but officers used a stun gun on a man connected with the incident and arrested him for disrupting police investigating the scene. His formal charges were not available Monday night.
Police were called at 6:34 p.m. to the area southwest of downtown by reports of multiple shots being fired.
Police tape cordoned off the intersection and the front yards of 512 and 602 West Mill. Markers placed on the street indicated multiple shell casings were found.
Police said the black BMW was struck, but it was parked and unoccupied at the time. It was towed from the scene about 7:30 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Jared Roth at 309-434-2379 (Jroth@cityblm.org). 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.
This is at least the fifth confirmed gunfire incident in Bloomington so far this year. Whether it was connected to any of them was not known Monday night.
Three men face charges after confronting two others at Franzetti's Pantry in the 800 block of East Washington Street around 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and firing two shots. The dispute involved a gang dispute heated up by exchanges on social media, authorities said.
Police say one man was shot early Feb. 3 in the 800 block of North Roosevelt Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds and non-life threatening injuries.
Police were called about 4:50 a.m. Jan. 31 to the 1400 block of North Lee to investigate a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located damage to a residence and other evidence of a shooting. There were no injuries reported.
Officers were called about 2:15 a.m. Jan. 25 to the area of McLean and Walnut streets. Multiple bullet strikes were found and several bullets were fired into the living spaces of the apartments in a house on Walnut, said police. The residents of the apartments were not injured in the gunfire.