BPD: Boy shot on city’s near west side

Bloomington Police
Bloomington police are investigating a shooting Friday in the 400 block of North Lee Street.(Bloomington Police/Facebook)


By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – A juvenile boy was shot Friday in the 400 block of North Lee Street, according to Bloomington Police.

Officers said the boy was transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

Police said North Lee south of Market Street and north of Monroe Street will be blocked for a shooting investigation for an undetermined amount of time.

No other information is available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD dispatch at 309-820-8888.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com


WJBC Voices: Irish chutzpah

By David Stanczak Many years ago, a friend of mine explained by way of example, the meaning of the term “chutzpah.”  He said it’s like a kid who killed his parents asking the court for clemency on the ground that he’s an orphan.  While the term is Jewish, and incredibly colorful, it’s an equal opportunity…

WJBC Voices: New name, new mascot

Several years ago, after the Politically Correct Athletic Association extorted the University of Illinois not to use any Native American symbols for its teams, I declared the name Fighting Illini meaningless…