Springfield Police: One person hurt after shooting


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Springfield Police said one person was taken to the hospital after a shooting on Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Joshua Stuenkel said it happened along Holly Drive. They responded around 12:30 p.m. to a ShotSpotter alert.

When officers got to the scene, they found a victim had been shot multiple times in the abdomen. Officers said the victim is in critical condition.

This happened about one block from Southeast High School. Officers said they did notify the school district that the suspect was not in custody.

We implemented a soft lockdown at Southeast High School due to a neighborhood disturbance in which law enforcement confirmed there were shots fired. We took immediate action to ensure the safety of students and staff in the building. The soft lockdown was lifted after approximately 30 minutes when we received the all clear.

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We share the concern of our families and community and condemn the actions of those who jeopardize the safety of our city. We support our law enforcement partners in their continued efforts to curb violence in our community.

Bree Hankins, Spokesperson – Springfield Public School District 186

This is a developing story.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.