BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — (UPDATE: 2:25 p.m.) — The McLean County Coroner released the identity of a man who was shot in the head and died after a Monday afternoon shooting.

Coroner Kathy Yoder said 20-year-old Jaleel Johnson of Bloomington was pronounced deceased at 4:31 on Monday, Oct. 12. Johnson suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

The incident is still under investigation by the McLean County Coroner’s Office and the Bloomington Police Department.

Those with information are encouraged to contact Detective John Heinlen at 309-434-2672 or via email at JHeinlen@cityblm.org referencing case number #202012611.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111. You may qualify for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to the arrest and indictment of suspects involved with the case.


(UPDATE: 7:30 p.m.) — One man is dead and two people are in the hospital after a Monday afternoon shooting took place in Bloomington, police say.

Around 3:30 p.m., Bloomington police were called to the 1600 block of Iowa St. after reports of shots fired. Police found two victims with gunshot wounds who were considered “in critical or serious condition.”

Police said the victims were two males between the ages of 20 and 30. They said the victims were taken to local hospitals.

Bloomington Fire Department told police that as the victims arrived, another person walked into the hospital whom they identified as an additional victim of the shooting.

Bloomington police are on the scene investigating the shooting. They have no information about the motivation for the shooting.

Around 4:31 p.m. McLean County Coroner Dr. Kathleen Yoder pronounced the 20-year-old male victim deceased at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Yoder said the identity will be released after the victims next of kin have been notified.

This story will be updated.


Bloomington police are reporting a shooting investigation that has closed Euclid Ave. to W. Olive St.

Police are asking people to avoid the area if possible.

This story will be updated.

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