Press Release: Bloomington police investigate northside killing

In a press release issued Tuesday afternoon, the Bloomington police department reported a shooting on the north side of town that detectives are now investigating as a murder.

No arrests have been made, according to the release. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detective Chris Scott at (812) 349-3382.

The shooting took place the night before, inside a residence on the 1600 block of N. Willis in the north part of town, according to the news release.

The release states that around 8:32 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 26), officers responded to reports of several shots fired. They found a 26-year-old man on the front porch of the residence with a gunshot wound to his chest, according to the release.

Officers tried to resuscitate the man, and he was taken by ambulance to IU Health Bloomington Hospital. The man was determined to be dead on arrival at the hospital, according to the release.

Several witnesses said they were inside the residence when the man was shot, according to the release. The release says that it’s believed the victim invited three other men to the residence, and when there, they tried to rob the victim.

Several gunshots were fired during the course of the robbery. The suspects fled before officers arrived, according to the release.

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