Is Bloomington gang violence being buried? Update

Bloomington Police are Investigating a Monday Night Shooting

800 Block of E. Jefferson
On Monday, 1/13/2014, at approximately 2205 hours, officers from the Bloomington Police Department responded to the 800 block of E. Jefferson for a report of shots fired.Officers arrived on scene and located a 39 year old female victim who had been shot in the buttocks. Bloomington Fire Department Rescue transported the victim to an area hospital where she was treated and released.The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Steve Fanelli at 309-434-2380. If you wish to remain anonymous, please 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.


by:  Diane Benjamin

As reported by a citizen:

Last night between 10:00 and 10:30 pm in the 800 block of East Jefferson – around 10 gun shots.  Police and an ambulance were on the scene in minutes.  Nothing has been reported by any local media.

I have asked the Bloomington Police Department for details.  If they respond, I will update the post.

Are gun shots in a neighborhood not important enough to report?  I can see all incidents not being reported on the south-side of Chicago, but Bloomington?  It must be terrifying to hear gunshots in your street!




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