Shooting reported near Henderson Parking Garage

IU police are currently investigating a shooting outside of the Henderson Parking Garage between Third Street and Atwater Avenue at 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

Shortly before 3 a.m., police said in an IU alert the threat was no longer imminent, but to remain vigilant.

According to an IU Notify alert, the suspect is believed to be connected to a robbery in the 400 block of South Fess Avenue. During the robbery, the victim and a group of his friends noticed the suspect and began chasing him on foot northwest of the house.

During the chase, the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot into the air. After the shots, both groups separated and ran in different directions, Bloomington police said.

The shooter was described as a shorter, college-aged black male with short hair and fled northwest on foot. The shooter was part of a group of three or four black males and two white males.

One of the black males in the group was described as taller. Bloomington police said he was wearing plaid shorts and had his hair in a bun.

There are no known injuries.

This story has been updated.

Christine Fernando and Jamie Zega

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