Five shot; one dead in early morning shooting


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 20, 2021 AT 2:30 P.M.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County Coroner has identified the man who was shot and killed in an early morning shooting Saturday.

22-year-old Carlos Dozier of Decatur was pronounced dead at 3:02 a.m. by hospital staff.

Preliminary results of an autopsy show Dozier died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The death is being investigated by the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office and the Springfield Police Department.


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Springfield police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one person dead.

Officials were near the 1100 block of South Grand around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when they heard gunshots and saw people leaving a building.

Officers went inside and found five people were shot. One of those victims died.

Two other people were hurt while trying to leave the building.

Ward 2 Alderman Shawn Gregory released the following statement in response to the shooting:

The senseless violence in our community must come to an end. It’s is sad when other lives are in danger with careless acts. There is a great responsibility with hosting parties and it must be done right and when it is not we have seen continued issues. While I am a big fan for fun and good times for us all; it has to be done safely. I recognize the need to take action and make changes in areas that cultivate dangerous and unwanted situations in our community. We will keep our communities safe for all to enjoy!

Shawn Gregory, Ward 2 Alderman

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