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One dead after shooting in Bloomington early Sunday morning

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A Bloomington resident was killed and one was wounded after a shooting at a large house party in Bloomington near campus early Sunday morning. The suspect was remanded.  

According to the Bloomington Police Department news release, around 2:00 a.m. Dec. 3 BPD responded to the 500 Block of S. Park Ave. regarding a report of weapon related call.  

According to the release, bystanders exiting a large house party told officers someone had been shot. Officers located the victim, a 23-year-old Bloomington man, who had a gunshot wound to his chest. The officers began life saving measures but were unsuccessful and the victim died from his injuries, according to the release. 

Officers also located a second victim, a 19-year-old Bloomington man, with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and his injuries were deemed not life-threatening.  

After interviewing witnesses who stated the suspect was a larger-build white male, BPD spread identifying information to all officers. An Indiana State Police trooper performed a traffic stop on a vehicle shortly after the shooting with a passenger who matched the suspect description. The man was identified as 21-year-old Linton, Indiana resident Isaiah Ramos. The trooper located a handgun inside the vehicle and all three individuals in the vehicle were detained and transported to BPD for interviews.  

According to the release, detectives responded to the scene of the shooting and interviewed multiple witnesses, where they learned Ramos and the two other individuals in the vehicle were denied entry into the party because one of the individuals had a visible handgun in their waistband. After the three men demanded entry into the party, a physical altercation began which made its way into a nearby alley. At that time, witnesses stated Ramos began firing a handgun into the crowd. One of the individuals in the vehicle stopped by the Indiana State Police trooper told investigators he believed he had been shot but did not suffer from any injuries.  

At the conclusion of the interviews, Ramos was transported to Monroe County Jail and was preliminarily charged with murder and criminal recklessness.  

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available for release at the time, according to the press release. BPD requests that anyone with any further information about the shooting call Detective Rob Shrake at (812)339-4477.  

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