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Multiple gunshots fired, person shot in arm; bullet enters apartment, and cars damaged on Southside

A spray of bullets hit a man in the arm, damaged cars, and entered at least one apartment during an apparent drive-by shooting early Tuesday morning in Bloomington, according to Bloomington Police Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

Police responded to the Henderson Courts Apartments in the 2300 block of S. Winslow shortly after receiving multiple reports of gunshots around 12:26 a.m.

When the police arrived and looked for the source of the gunfire, a man yelled, “I’ve been hit,” according to Pedigo. The wounded man had a pink towel wrapped around his arm and was advised to keep it that way while adding pressure until EMTs could arrive to assist him.

The 18-year-old man told police he heard gunshots and tried to run to a nearby building, but was shot in the upper right arm. The wound was not life-threatening, according to Pedigo.

The man refused to cooperate further or give information about the suspects. However, a witness observed a white SUV with its lights off heading toward the area, they then heard numerous gunshots, then saw the same vehicle flee the area at a high rate of speed with the headlights still turned off.

Officers investigating at the scene found a small bullet hole in the front wall of an apartment and discovered the bullet had gone through the wall and into the home but were unable to find the bullet. Another bullet hit the siding on an apartment but didn’t travel through.

According to Pedigo, three cars had bullet damage, with one sustaining a shattered rear window, three rounds hit apartments, and one round hit a person. None of the cars or apartments hit belonged to anyone involved in the disturbance. However, Pedigo said, this is how children get hit by bullets, and injured, or killed.

The investigation is still open, but at this time police have no suspects, and nobody is in custody for the shooting.

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