Beloit Police Investigating Shooting

Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 --- 8:55 a.m.

From the Beloit Police Department:

The Beloit Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at about 1:00 p.m. The incident occurred near the intersection of St. Lawrence Av. and Moore St.

The investigation reveals that the two victims were walking west bound on St. Lawrence Av. A white 4-Door full sized automobile, possibly a Buick, traveling north bound on Moore St. approached the victims. The two suspects in the vehicle confronted the victims from the vehicle. The victims did not know the suspects and continued walking. The driver then fired multiple shots from a handgun at the two victims. The suspects then fled the scene north bound
on Moore St. in the vehicle.

One victim, a 19 year old male, sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Surgery was required to remove the bullet from his leg. The other victim, a 20 year old male, did not receive any physical injury.

The shooting suspect is only described as: Light skinned Hispanic male approximately 23 years old. He has short faded style haircut and no facial hair. This suspect was the driver of the vehicle.

The passenger of the vehicle is only described as: Darker skinned Hispanic male in his early 20’s, stocky build, well groomed “chin strap” style beard and mustache. He was wearing a Royal blue ball cap, blue button up shirt, and a South Pole “puffy” coat with the letters “PF” on the right chest.

The suspects displayed gang signs and yelled gang related phrases during the incident. The victims have no known gang affiliations.

Anyone with information on this crime should call the Beloit Police Department, 364-6801, Beloit Area Crime Stoppers, 362-7463, or text to 274637 then type BACS + your message.

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