Normal Police Probe Shooting On Vernon Near Linden | WGLT

Normal Police Probe Shooting On Vernon Near Linden

Oct 4, 2017

Normal Police are asking for the public’s help finding out who fired a gun Tuesday night near Vernon Avenue at Linden Street, striking a man in the neck.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. A man told police he was walking near the 300 block of Vernon Avenue when he was struck by a bullet, police said. A nearby building was also hit.

Police determined that the shots came from an apartment in the nearby 600 block of South Linden Street, police said. Shell casings were found in the area, police said. Police previously said that between six and 10 shots were fired.

The man was treated and released from OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Brad Underwood at (309) 454-9798 or bunderwood@normal.org. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111 to report information related to this incident.

The shooting took place in an area with many student apartment complexes. Illinois State University police said late Wednesday that the shooting was intentional and "not a random event targeting students."

"ISU Police has also confirmed the individual injured was not an ISU student," ISU police said.

Normal Police also received a call of "possible shots fired" around 10:30 Tuesday at The Lodge on Willow apartments in the 200 block of West Willow. After investigating, police found no evidence of gunfire.

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