BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The McLean County coroner has released the identity of the person who was killed during a shooting in Bloomington Friday night.
Coroner Dr. Kathleen Yoder pronounced 17-year-old Kanye A. Stowers of Peoria dead at 12:25 a.m. early Saturday morning.
Stowers died after suffering a gunshot wound, according to a preliminary autopsy. Toxicology testing is pending.
No arrests have been made, nor has there been any information released on a potential suspect at this time.
As previously reported, shortly before midnight Friday, the Bloomington Police Department received a disturbance call.
Officers dispatched reported hearing gunshots before their arrival. When they arrived, they found Stowers with a gunshot wound on the steps of a residence on E. Mill Street, about half a block from the Bloomington City Assessors Office.
Stowers was pronounced dead at the scene. Police called the shooting death a homicide.
The homicide remains under investigation by the Bloomington Police Department and the McLean County Coroner’s office.
“I want to give my sincerest condolences to the family of the 17-year-old shooting victim. Our department is conducting a thorough and complete investigation. We also request that anyone with information to contact Detective Brad Melton at 309-434-2537 or contact Detective Brock Merritt 309-434-2359.”Chief Jamal Simington, Bloomington Police Department