HARRISBURG – Harrisburg Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting at Harrisburg Liquor Lake, formerly the Discount Food Mart.
According to police, Saline County Central Dispatch received several 911 calls about the shooting around 8:40 p.m. Then moments later, a Harrisburg Police officer arrived on scene and found a 49-year-old man inside the store bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers applied tourniquets to the victim to control bleeding until paramedics could arrive. Deaconess EMS and the Harrisburg Fire Department arrived on scene and took over care for the patient. The victim was transported to the Harrisburg Medical Center and then transferred to an out of area hospital. The suspect was believed to have fled the area on foot.
The scene was cordoned off and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators arrived to process the scene.
Harrisburg Police is asking anyone with information or anyone who lives in the area and has home security video, to call Saline County Central Dispatch at 618-252-8661.
The investigation is being handled by the Harrisburg Police Department. They were assisted at the scene by the Saline County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police, Harrisburg Fire Department and Deaconess EMS.