Shooting On Garnsey Avenue, Joliet Police On Scene: Report

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JOLIET, IL — Several Joliet police officers were investigating an apparent Sunday night shooting on Joliet’s east side in the 700 block of Garnsey Avenue. Joliet Facebook Live’s Bob Hernandez got to the scene to produce one of his Facebook live videos for his followers.

According to Hernandez, one man said the Joliet police indicated that someone may have been shot. A Joliet police car and a Joliet Fire Department ambulance sped away from the scene heading to Silver Cross Hospital.

Joliet police were canvassing the neighborhood and looking for video camera surveillance footage, including from one of the nearby taverns where the Joliet Fire Department ambulance left the scene.

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Before 10 p.m., Joliet police had blocked off a section of Creed Street near Elwood Avenue, which also intersects with Garnsey Avenue.

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Hernandez said that Joliet police were already in the area investigating an incident of gunshots near Cass Street and Garnsey Avenue. Several police officers then immediately left that scene to investigate the apparent shooting on Garnsey Avenue, about six blocks away.

Last July, Joliet Patch reported on a shooting in the 600 block of Garnsey Avenue that left a 26-year-old critically injured. The shooting happened around 8:15 pm. on the sidewalk which is on Joliet’s east side.

“Officers located a 26-year-old male victim on the sidewalk who appeared to have sustained numerous gunshot wounds,” Joliet Police Sgt. Dwayne English notified Joliet Patch last summer. “The victim was transported to Silver Cross Hospital by the Joliet Fire Department, where he remains in critical condition.”

Joliet police block off a section of Creed Street near Elwood Avenue. Image via Bob Hernandez with permission to use

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