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One Injured in Bloomington Police Shooting

Bloomington Police reportedly shot a man Wednesday at the intersection of Fourth and Washington streets in downtown Bloomington.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released, but the man was taken to Bloomington Hospital to be treated.  Victor Viaette says he was around the corner from the scene when he heard two distinct gun shots.

“When I got around the corner here, I saw what I believe to be a blond police officer with a weapon drawn over a guy in fatigues laying on the ground,” Viaette said. “One fella claimed he saw the guy reach into his coat.”

Reports from the scene say a man was wheeled away on a gurney by emergency personnel from the downtown Bloomington Transit station where the shooting took place. Captain Joe Qualters with the Bloomington Police Department says officers were called to the intersection after receiving a call about a man wielding a knife.

Witnesses at the scene described two gun shots. Police say the investigation is ongoing, with police interviewing witnesses to the shooting at the station. The Fourth and Washington intersection is open again to traffic.

Daniel Robison

Daniel started as WFIU's Assistant News Director in July 2008. He graduated with a B.A. in history in 2007 and earned an M.A. in journalism two years later. Daniel hosts Ask the Mayor weekly and the occasional Noon Edition. He also hosts Morning Edition on Thursdays, sleepily. Daniel's beats include everything News Director Stan Jastrzebski wants him to cover. And it feels strange to type biography of myself in the third person like this. So that's that.

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