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Decatur man dies of multiple gunshot wounds in Springfield

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DECATUR — Carlos Dozier, 22, a Decatur resident, died of multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning in Springfield, and four others were wounded.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, local police were near 11th Street and South Grand Avenue when they heard gunshots from the building at 1100 South Grand Ave. E. and responded, The State Journal-Register reported.

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All five who suffered injuries from the gunfire were transported to HSHS St. John's Hospital. 

Two additional victims suffered minor injuries from a broken window while exiting the building and were treated at Memorial Medical Center.

Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon said in a news release that Dozier was pronounced dead at 3:02 a.m. Saturday. The preliminary autopsy results were that the death was caused by multiple gunshot wounds. The death is being investigated by the coroner and Springfield police as a homicide.

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No further details were available Saturday. Springfield Police declined to comment.

The State Journal-Register contributed to this report. 

Contact Valerie Wells at (217) 421-7982. Follow her on Twitter: @modgirlreporter


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