Police report three shootings in 24 hours
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) – Springfield police responded to three separate reports of shootings in less than 24 hours.
The first call was in response to a hit on the city’s shot spotter system on Friday afternoon. A house on the 800 block on South 18th Street was hit multiple times, but police determined no one was injured at the scene. Police said a male victim later appeared at HSHS St. John’s Hospital with three gunshot wounds to the legs. He refused to say what had happened.
Police also responded to another gunshot seeker call early Saturday morning at 3:38 a.m. on the 2800 block of Stanton. Police didn’t say if there were any signs of someone being shot dead at the scene, but they arrested 26-year-old Jerome Webb during a traffic obstruction who was in possession of a 9mm pistol near the scene.
The last shooting took place less than an hour later at around 4 a.m. at the intersection of 6th and Ash Streets. The neighbors woke up with multiple shots and found a man who had been shot twice in the legs. Police arrived on site after a neighbor took the victim to the hospital.
Scatter bullets hit a house and a car.
Police believe the two victims were targeted in these shootings but do not believe they are in any way connected.
Filming on Ash and 6th was just a few blocks away from another shootout that took place on Fifth Street on Thursday.