UPDATE: Chicago man facing gun charges after shooting near ISU

Malik Alexander-Romello Wilson, 23, of Chicago. (Photo courtesy: NPD/Facebook)

By HOI ABC and Blake Haas

NORMAL – A Chicago man is behind bars in McLean County after a shooting early Wednesday morning.

Normal Police responded to the area of N. Main Street and W. Willow Street around 12:38 a.m. on reports of shots fired. When officers arrived on scene, they found evidence of a shooting.

Authorities report nobody was injured in the shooting.

NPD reports a white SUV left the scene in a high rate of speed, where police discovered the vehicle was stolen in Chicago earlier this week.

While investigating the vehicle, police allegedly found a loaded Springfield brand handgun with a loaded magazine inside the vehicle.

McLean County prosecutors charged Malik Alexander-Romello Wilson, 23, of Chicago, with reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated robbery, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and criminal tresspass.

No bond information is available and the investigation is ongoing.

The shooting prompted the university to issue a campus safety alert Wednesday morning. The alert was lifted about two hours later.

Blake Haas can be reached at Blake.Haas@Cumulus.com.


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