Springfield, Illinois – Today, around 3:18 p.m., a resident called Springfield Police to report that they found a gun in the street on N. 21st St. and E Sangamon Ave.
The resident took the gun to their house and called police. The resident told police that they found the gun on N. 21st St. and E. Sangamon Ave. The resident also told police, they did not touch the gun.
When an officer went back to N. 21st St. and E. Sangamon Ave., he reported that he also found a loaded magazine in the middle of the street.
Additional officers went to Sangamon Ave., as well to search for any additional guns that may have been thrown into the street.
At this time, it has not been determined if the gun has been used in any local Springfield shootings.
Springfield, Illinois – Around 11:40 a.m., a Springfield officer was in the area of 15th and Enterprise, and advised dispatch that he heard several shots being fired and a white vehicle leaving the area of the shots fired, and headed toward Carpenter.
Within seconds of the officer calling in the shots fired, a witness called in saying that a house in the 1200 block of N. 14th was hit with gunshots.
3 black males jumped into a gold taurus or sable and left southbound on 14th after the shots fired.
Officers did locate a shell casing in the street.
No injuries were reported, but a house was struck.
Sources close to Springfield Leaks tells us that this shooting is not related to the homicide of 23 year old Gary F. Green Jr., who died this afternoon, after being shot in the 2200 block of E. Spruce.
Springfield, Illinois – Today, around 5:42 p.m., Springfield Police were called to the 1500 block of S. College for a “stay-at-home” complaint.
According to the caller, there was a cook out at a residence with a large group of people.
At this time, it is unknown how many people were at the barbecue, but an officer did respond to the complaint.
Currently, in response to COVID-19, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has mandated a stay-at-home order. Although violating the mandate could result in an arrest, Pritzker said during a press conference on March 21, “We’re of course authorizing that members of law enforcement, if they see somebody who’s maybe violating this order, they would go and talk to them and ask them not to. Then if the people who are violating the rule refuse to comply, a police officer could get a cease and desist order. They’d have to get one in a court to do that. And then finally, in a last resort really, there is the reckless conduct misdemeanor that someone could be charged with.”
Springfield, Illinois – Around 5:30 p.m., Springfield Police responded to the 1200 block of N. 5th St., for a report of men running with guns and shooting.
Several witnesses told police two black males were running down N. 5th St., with guns and shooting. One suspect was described as wearing a grey hoodie and a grey pants. The second suspect was described as wearing red clothing and entered a Silver SUV and left the area.
Officers were able to locate the vehicle on 11th St., and initiated a traffic stop on 15th and Enterprise.
According to initial reports there were several males in the vehicle and a female driver. Everyone was detained in the vehicle and are being questioned regarding the incident.
Shell casings were found at the scene and a building and vehicle were struck.
At this time, Springfield Police are still investigating and no reports of injuries.
Springfield, Illinois – According to a Facebook post made by AFSCME Local 2600, a labor union, a Springfield Healthcare and Family Services employee who works at the Prescott Bloom Building has tested positive for COVID-19.
A photo was forwarded to us, which shows that the Prescott Bloom building, which is located at 201 S. Grand Ave E., is currently closed to all staff members, effective immediately.
The sign also said if you have any questions, to contact Christopher Graham. We reached out to Graham on his cell phone to inquire why the building is closed and also if employees, who are scheduled to come to work, will have to report for work tomorrow?
At the time of this article, and after disclosing to Graham through text messaging that a reporter was reaching out to him, we have not received a response back.
One source, who is an HFS Employee, told us, “I don’t know if anyone has been officially notified for being in contact of this person. I don’t think HFS plans to take any precautions besides cleaning the building.”
In addition to AFSCME Local 2600 disclosing that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, they also informed employees that the building will be re-opened tomorrow, after being closed over the weekend for cleaning.
But to another source, who is also an HFS Employee, that’s simply not enough. “Everyone uses the same keypad on one door to enter the building. We have no idea who the person is that tested positive, who worked with them, used the elevator with them, or anything. And, as far as I know, HFS is expecting business as usual tomorrow. This is a public health concern. It is going to impact the community when all of us get sick.”
As of 1:19 p.m., an email was sent to HFS Employees telling them the bloom building will be open for business as usual on a Monday morning.
According to Jeff Wilhite, a Sangamon County County spokesman, he told us, “We can NOT confirm if that statement/Facebook post is accurate.”
Springfield, Illinois – Around noon today, Police responded to the 1500 block of Seven Pines Rd., for a shooting.
A woman, who is one of the victims in the shooting, told police that she had been shot in the stomach and leg several times. A male victim was also shot, and his injuries were described as being shot in the back and leg.
When officers arrived on scene they reported that the woman had been shot several times and was in a vehicle.
The suspect was last seen leaving the area in a silver 4 door vehicle, headed towards Chatham Rd.
Both victims were taken to a local hospital, but at this time we do not know the condition of both victims.
Stay tuned to Springfield Leaks for additional information.
Springfield, Illinois – Tonight, around 9:10 p.m., Springfield Police received a call of shots fired in the 1000 block of N. 15th St. Immediately after the report of shots fired, police reported a roll-over crash between a truck and a black passenger car on 6th and E. Jefferson St.
Initial reports indicate that three individuals were in the car and one individual was in the truck.
Firefighters had to extricate individuals from both vehicles and four ambulances were also called to the scene. Officers also reported that two guns were found on the scene, but at this time is is not clear where or who had the weapons.
We do not know the condition of all individuals involved, but initial reports indicated the three individuals in the passenger car had shallow breathing.
According to several witnesses at the scene, officers also had guns pointed at the individuals in the black passenger car and heard police yelling, “keep your hands up.”
Stay tuned to Springfield Leaks for additional information.