SWEET good to know there was a shooting a block away from my apartment an hour ago. kthxbaiknox.
Shooting incident Academy at South St Steve Jones to firstname.lastname@example.org 12:39am From John Schlaf, Director of Campus Safety: At approximately 1105PM, Thursday, 05-27-2010, Knox Campus Safety and the Galesburg Police responded to a report of shots fired south of the intersection of Academy and South Streets. Witnesses reported that two males were observed walking north on the west side of SMC when they exchanged words with persons inside a Black SUV which had been southbound on S. Academy Street. Short time later shots (possibly six rounds) were reportedly fired from one of the males who had been walking. Both males then fled south and east toward the Knox Campus. A search by responding Officers located the SUV (with evidence of several rounds fired into the vehicle); there were no injuries. An initial search of the immediate Knox Campus and surrounding areas, which continued until approx 1140Pm, area failed to locate the male suspects. Police and Campus Safety Patrols have been increased and investigative efforts will continue. Initial information indicates that the males on foot and the persons in the SUV knew one another; neither party had any known affiliation with persons on the Knox Campus. The suspects were described as #1. Male/Black, 18, 5’8” poss wearing a red shirt, #2. Male/Hispanic, 18, 5’8” poss wearing white shirt. Suspect #2 was believed to be the individual who fired the shots. Persons who may desire escort assistance are encouraged to contact Campus Safety during the remainder of this evening and/or early morning of Friday 05-28-10 while walking that the area of the incident. Persons with any information regarding this matter are encouraged to contact this Office (341-7255 or 341-7979) and/or the Galesburg Police Department (309-343-9151) or utilize the Campus Silent Witness Program available via the Campus Safety Page on the Knox Web Site. Please share this information with persons who might not have had an opportunity to view this message. Thanks. jhs