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Gunfire erupts early Sunday morning; no arrests or suspects

October 11, 2020; Bloomington, Indiana: The Bloomington Police Department investigates after at least 11 shots were fired in the area of S. Junya Street and W. Milieu Drive early Sunday morning. No arrests have been made. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
October 11, 2020; Bloomington, Indiana: The Bloomington Police Department investigates after at least 11 shots were fired in the area of S. Junya Street and W. Milieu Drive early Sunday morning. No arrests have been made. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

At least 11 shots were fired early Sunday morning at approximately 2 a.m. on Bloomington’s west side, according to Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Jason Shaevitz.

Police responded to the area of S. Junya Street and W. Milieu Drive after multiple callers heard the gunshots.

A witness heard the shots, then saw a blue vehicle leaving the area. Police later stopped a blue car after hearing its tires screeching, but the occupants were not involved in the shooting.

Police investigating at the scene found 11 casings in both .40 caliber and 9mm, but were unsure how many guns were used.

When the Bloomingtonian arrived the police were still speaking to a group in the area. The moon was rising on an unusually warm autumn night as some pedestrians in the area appeared to be intoxicated. At the corner of S. Junya Street and W. Milieu Drive two friends sat helping a friend who was sitting in the grass.

Police soon left the area.

Some stood outside their residences or peered through doors behind balconies wondering what they’d just witnessed in a high-density area of mostly student occupied apartments. The apartments were built several years ago on what used to be an industrial site of a lumberyard for a construction company.

The stars shined though the clear sky, and the apartment complex settled into an early morning silence.  

By noon Sunday, the police had not made any arrests, and still had no suspects in the volley of gunfire.

October 11, 2020; Bloomington, Indiana: The Bloomington Police Department investigates after at least 11 shots were fired in the area of S. Junya Street and W. Milieu Drive early Sunday morning. No arrests have been made. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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