Crime Stoppers is looking for tips about a shooting incident which occurred during the early morning hours of July 9th on Forest Avenue in Springfield. Sangamon County Sheriff detectives are investigating the shooting in which a person, who was sleeping in a mobile home, was shot by the occupant of a vehicle that drove through the mobile home park. The victim, who was not believed to have been targeted, died several days after being struck by the random shot. Detectives are analyzing security video from the area but need your tips to help solve this random act of violence.
If you know who’s responsible for this shooting or have any information about the moving vehicle in the vicinity of 720 Forrest Avenue at 5:15 am on July 9th, call Crimestoppers at 788-8427. You can also leave information via the website using the links to the right. Crime Stoppers will pay $1000 if police are able to make an arrest from your tip, and we’ll guarantee you 100% anonymity. Call today!
Excerpt from SJ-R
Dunn, who lived in the 600 block of Stevenson Drive, was sleeping on the floor of his friend’s mobile home and woke up July 9 vomiting blood.
According to police, he was struck in the head by a bullet, probably a fragment, that he somehow swallowed in his sleep.
Dunn could communicate with authorities and maintained he did not realize he had been shot.
While he was en route to the hospital, police searched the residence and discovered shell casings in the roadway.