One person has life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Springfield IL
A Springfield man has life-threatening injuries after a shooting on the 100 block on North 13th Street Sunday morning.
One person is in custody in connection with the 4:22 am shooting
The 22-year-old victim had a gunshot wound on the upper body. Springfield Police officers began CPR on the victim while waiting for medical personnel. He was taken to HSHS St. John’s Hospital.
Springfield, 24, Tavaris Douglas was arrested on the scene for reckless behavior and taken to Sangamon County Jail. He is in custody pending formal charges by the Sangamon County Attorney’s Office.
Reckless behavior is a class 4 crime.
Several witnesses were brought to the Springfield Police Department and interviewed by investigators.
A search warrant was issued for the residence and a semi-automatic pistol was recovered from the scene.
The SPD authorities call it an “active investigation”.
Sunday’s shooting was the last in a spate of gun violence.
On Saturday morning, a male victim suffered two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the lower legs on Fifth and Ash Streets. He was unable to provide any information about the incident, but stated that a dark vehicle shot down.
On Friday afternoon, a male victim was shown in St. John’s with three non-life-threatening gunshot wounds on the legs. The victim was not given any information about this incident.
The SPD had just responded to the 800 block on South 19th to get a ShotSpotter alert for multiple rounds fired. Police discovered the exterior of an apartment building on the 800 block of South 18th Street had been hit multiple times.
Also on Saturday morning, SPD officials arrested 26-year-old Jerome Webb from Springfield after stopping a suspicious vehicle.
After the traffic obstruction, a 9mm pistol was recovered and Webb was taken to the county jail.
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The officers had been sent to a ShotSpotter alert on the 2800 block of Stanton Street.
According to the SPD, Webb was not cooperative about the shots fired or the firearm.
In a statement late Saturday, SPD deputy chief Joshua Stuenkel said the department believed the people at the shooting events on Friday and Saturday were “targeted and not incidental acts. There is currently no information to suggest that these incidents are related. “
Stuenkel also said the Sunday shooting had nothing to do with the other incidents.
Anyone with information on this or any other crime is encouraged to call Springfield Police Department 217-788-8311 and / or Sangamon / Menard County Crime Stoppers 217-788-8427.
Contact Steven Spearie: 622-1788, [email protected], twitter.com/@StevenSpearie.