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Bloomington man shot at northside apartments

A man was shot in the legs twice around 7 a.m. Thursday at Jackson Heights Apartments.

The man, 45, was found on the ground by officers near the apartment’s mailboxes. He was then transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital with injuries described as non life-threatening. 

Friday morning, Bloomington Police Department Capt. Steve Kellams confirmed the man is in stable condition.

Kellams said the 45-year-old was targeted and police interviewed multiple witnesses at the scene. He said contradictory accounts of what happened are causing difficulty in solving the case, but no one is being uncooperative. 

“It’s not random, it was directed,” Kellams said of the shooting. “We believe they knew eachother.”

Police believe at least two people were involved in the shooting. Kellams said they do not think the public is in danger.

Lyph Saunders, a resident of the apartment complex, said he heard a gunshot this morning but initially thought it was a car backfiring. When police arrived, Saunders then realized it was most likely gunshots.

This story has been updated. 

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