A woman is in critical condition after she was shot in the head during a shooting in the area of the 1000 block of N. Illinois Street Wednesday night, according to a press release from Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo. Police are still looking for the suspects in the shooting.
The public is asked to call BPD Detective Jeff Rodgers at (812)339-4477 if they have information about the shooting.
Around 7:45 p.m. police responded to the area after multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired, and they located the 29-year-old woman wounded in the back seat of a 2015 Jeep Cherokee. Officers determined a van and a passenger car fled the scene after the shooting, but have not located any suspects.
Pedigo told members of the media during the daily briefing there were children playing in the area when the shots were fired.
Here is the text of the entire release:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2022
For more information, please contact:
Captain Ryan Pedigo
Bloomington Police Department
Bloomington Police Investigate Shooting in Crestmont Neighborhood
On January 12th at approximately 7:45 p.m., officers responded to the area of N Illinois Street and N Illinois Court in reference to several 911 callers reporting gunshots in the area. Upon the arrival of officers, a 2015 Jeep Cherokee was located with a shattered passenger side window. The Jeep was parked facing north in the 1000 block of N Illinois Street. Officers immediately checked the Jeep and located a 29-year-old woman lying in the rear seat of the vehicle with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to her head. Officers removed the woman and began administering medical care until the arrival of an ambulance. The victim was transported to the IU Health Bloomington Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery. At this time, the victim is listed in critical condition.
Investigators were able to determine that immediately after the shooting, a van and a passenger car had fled from the area and were believed to have been occupied by those involved in the shooting. Officers did later locate both the van and the passenger car, but did not locate any suspects. This investigation is ongoing as investigators attempt to determine who was present during the shooting. Officers did speak with several people who live in the vicinity, but received little information from possible witnesses.
Anyone with further information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Jeff Rodgers at (812) 339-4477.