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Bloomington police respond to shots fired Thursday night

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BLOOMINGTON — Police in Bloomington are investigating after shots were fired Thursday night on the city's west side.

A press release from the Bloomington Police Department said officers were called around 10:33 p.m. Thursday to the area of South Morris Avenue and West MacArthur Avenue after gunfire was reported.

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When they got to the scene, police said they found evidence confirming shots were fired near the intersection.

No one was hurt and no suspect information is available, the press release said. BPD added no one had been arrested as of Friday afternoon.

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Officer John Fermon told The Pantagraph that no property damage was reported.

Bloomington Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Det. Brad Melton at 309-434-2537 or email

According to the F.B.I, the United States experienced its largest one-year increase on record in murders in 2020.

Contact Brendan Denison at (309) 820-3238. Follow Brendan Denison on Twitter: @BrendanDenison


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