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Shooting leaves two dead in Normal

Officers from the Normal Police Department responded to an apartment building in the 1400 block of East College Avenue for a report of shots fired Wednesday evening.

Upon entry into the apartment building officers located 2 male gunshot victim who were lying unresponsive, just inside the doorway. Officers rendered basic aid until Normal Fire Department Paramedics arrived on scene. Officers observed obvious signs that multiple gunshots had been fired during an encounter inside the building. Officers secured the building and conducted a search in which no other victims were located.

Representatives from the McLean County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene where the two male victims were pronounced deceased. Autopsies are in the process of being scheduled for later this morning. The name of the decedents are being withheld at this time pending notification of the family.

This incident remains under investigation and the Normal Police Department, McLean County Coroner and States Attorney’s Offices are working jointly on this. At this time, we believe all involved parties have been identified. This incident, although tragic was localized to one specific apartment building. We have no information that there was anyone additional involved and there are no active threats to the public.

The investigation is in the very early stages and staff has many long hours ahead of them. Anyone who may have information pertaining to this incident should contact the Normal Police Department at (309)454-9535. Individuals can also contact the McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309)828-1111. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the individual(s) responsible for this crime.

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