November Gun history in Bloomington

By:  Diane Benjamin
November was not a good month for idiots with guns in the City of Bloomington.  Congrats to the Bloomington Police for making two arrests in separate incidents.
Below is a list of incidents I compiled from various sources, I could have easily missed some.  The home invasion on 11/9 is the only incident with an injury.  Hopefully the two guys arrested are responsible for many of these incidents.  If not, it’s only a matter of time until we see innocent victims.
Chicago doesn’t give long sentences to persons committing a crime with a gun.  I hope our local prosecutor is smarter.
11/28/16Police were called about 10:40 p.m. for a reported armed robbery at Pop’s Grocery, 918 W. Market St. A masked man held up the convenience store, but police had few other details late Monday.

In the earlier incident, police were notified around 2:45 a.m. of an armed robbery at the Circle K at 1210 W. Market St. Police said the suspect had a gun, but no shots were fired and there were no injuries.


House Stuck by Bullets on Olive Street

On Monday, 11/28/2016, at midnight, Bloomington Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 900 block of W. Olive Street, Bloomington.


Police say at 2:44 p.m. Saturday, the Bloomington Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the 2100 block of East Empire. Officers located damage from bullets on both the north and south side of East Empire. (Lowes)


BPD responded to 1900 block of Tracy Drive for multiple reports of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and conducted a canvass of the area. Officers located a parked, unoccupied vehicle struck by a bullet in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 1900 block of Tracy Drive. No injuries were reported.


At 1:30 a.m. Friday, police were called to a report of shots fired at a home in the 800 block of West Mulberry Street. A bullet struck the house but no one was injured, said BPD.


At 7:09 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call at Main Street Convenience, 1919 S. Main St., to reports of multiple shots fired from a car after an alleged argument.  Bullets hit a vehicle and the building, but no one was injured.


2nd Night of Gunfire Reported on Locust Street

On Wednesday, 11/16/16, at 6:26 p.m., Bloomington Police responded to the area of Locust Street and Mason Street for a report of shots fired. Officers conducted a canvass of the area and collected evidence at the scene. No injuries were reported.


On Tuesday, 11/15/16, at 10:44 p.m., Bloomington Police responded to the area of Locust Street and Mason Street for multiple reports of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and conducted a canvass of the area. It was later reported a vehicle was struck by bullets on Locust Street. No injuries were reported.


Home Invasion – Person Shot

On Wednesday, 11/9/16, at 7:37 p.m., Bloomington Police responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Julie Drive for a person shot. Officers arrived on scene and located a 44-year-old male inside a residence with apparent gunshot wounds. Bloomington Fire Department rescue transported the victim to an area hospital. The victim’s injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.


Armed Robbery at Circle K

Bloomington, IL – On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at approximately 4:07 a.m., Bloomington Police responded to an Armed Robbery at Circle K, 515 S. Clinton Street.




3 thoughts on “November Gun history in Bloomington

  1. Their goal is to turn Bloomington Normal into South Chicago. They are succeeding. These incidents apparently help them feel right at home.

  2. You can THANK one of the past mayors for ALL this crap for taking all the section 8 housing folks out of Chicago when the closed Cabrini Green and such and taking the money to let them move here. Was a BAD ideal then and STILL is. One reason we moved was such nonsense!

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