UPDATED Monday, April 28 2014 ---- 6 p.m.
Two homicides in one day and now a hit and run accident have investigators in Beloit working around the clock to try to find who's responsible.
Neighbors in the area of Eighth and Highland have made a memorial of flowers, cards and balloons for 20-year-old Raymond Holloway, who was shot Friday afternoon and later died at a nearby hospital.
This was the second homicide in just one day. According to authorities, police were nearby and heard multiple gun shots; and when arriving on scene reported seeing a vehicle leaving. Neighbors and friends of Raymond hoping that whoever is responsible for the crime comes forward. "I want to feel safe but then again you don't know. Now I have to watch when the weather gets better and I come out with my grandchildren because you never know," said neighbor Dawn Hall. This incident happened just hours after another homicide, when a man was found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds. The man has been identified as 36-year-old Edward Damont Haley of Beloit. He died shortly after being transported to the hospital.
Authorities in Beloit are also investigating a hit and run accident that happened Sunday night, when a pedestrian was hit by a dark blue compact car on Portland in between Third and Forth Streets.
We spoke with detectives and they are not releasing any other information right now but do say these are still very active and open investigations and still don't know if the incidents are connected in any way. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Beloit Police Department at (608) 757-2244.
UPDATED Friday, April 25, 2014 --- 7:00 p.m.
Beloit Police are investigating their second homicide in one day, after a shooting just before 4:30 this afternoon.
Police were conducting business in a south western Beloit neighborhood when they heard multiple gunshots, in the area of Eighth and Highland.
Police began calling to report a person firing a weapon, and a vehicle quickly leaving the area. Then the officers found one person had been shot.
20-year-old Raymond Holloway of Beloit was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police and detectives responding to the scene are conducting an investigation even before beginning reports from the early morning shooting of today. However police do not know if the two incidents are connected but they will quickly evaluate this possibility.
UPDATED Friday, April 25, 2014 --- 4:08 p.m.
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- Beloit police are investigating the death of a man found on a road with gunshot wounds.
Officers from the City and Town of Beloit responded to a report of a man lying in the road shortly after midnight Friday. He was taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Beloit Daily News reports police have identified the victim as 36-year-old Edward Damont Haley of Beloit.
Police say an autopsy has been scheduled for later Friday.
Copyright 2014: Associated Press
UPDATED Friday, April 25, 2014 --- 1:58 p.m.
Detectives have identified the man found shot in a roadway early Friday morning as 36-year-old Edward Damont Haley of Beloit.
Authorities are continuing their investigation.
Posted Friday, April 25, 2014 ---- 6:10 a.m.
A homicide investigation is underway in the Town of Beloit. Police say they were called to the 2100 block of Newark Rd. early Friday morning for the report of man down in the roadway.
Responding officers located an individual lying in the roadway that had been shot. The person was then transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.
The individual has been tentatively identified. However, the identity is being withheld pending confirmation.
Newark Rd between McKinley and Nye School will be closed to through traffic throughout the morning. Access to Townview Elementary School will be possible from the West off Madison Rd or HWY 213.