14-year-old male shot twice after an argument in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON— A 14-year-old boy was shot twice after an argument in Bloomington early Friday morning.

According to investigators, Bloomington Police officers responded to the 2300 block of South Rogers Street at approximately 5:51 a.m. because multiple callers reported hearing yelling and gunshots.

As officers were responding to the scene, an additional caller told police that a juvenile who suffered gunshot wounds was inside a residence in the 500 block of West Hays Court.

Officers located a 14-year-old and rendered immediate aid, including applying a tourniquet. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital. He had suffered two gunshot wounds. Officials do not believe the 14-year-old’s injuries are life-threatening.

After an investigation, police determined the 14-year-old and another juvenile had been communicating with each other before the incident. Eventually, the two agreed to meet and fight each other.

BPD indicated that several juveniles later arrived in the 2300 block of South Rogers Street and began arguing. During the altercation, one of the juveniles produced a handgun and started shooting.

Police believe the victim was struck as he was attempting to run away from the scene. He made it to the residence in West Hays Court, where officers found him.

Officers interviewed several witnesses and closed Rogers Street to collect evidence. Police located and removed several shell casings from the scene.

The incident is still being investigated. Investigators encourage those with additional information on the shooting to contact Detective Sarah Shannon at 812-339-4477 or email shannons@bloomington.in.gov.