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Bloomington Police brought out heavy weapons as they set up a perimeter when tensions grew in a crowd of bystanders as news spread that three people had been shot to death and another wounded at 311 Riley Drive on Monday. Police in the background investigated the crime scene.

BLOOMINGTON — Three people are dead and a fourth is hospitalized after a shooting at a Bloomington apartment building, the city's second fatal shooting with multiple victims this month.

Bloomington police were called at 2:43 p.m. to 311 Riley Drive.

"Officers arrived to a very chaotic scene," said police spokesman Elias Mendiola. "Once they made entry, they found three deceased and a fourth victim was transported to a hospital."

He declined to describe the victims further.

No arrests made been made, he said.

Dozens of Bloomington police cars, McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis and officials from the county's Emergency Management Agency were on the scene, and the three-story building was cordoned off with police crime scene tape.

Residents said police were not allowing them into the building.

Police were called to the same building May 7 when a car's rear window was shot out in the parking lot behind it. No injuries were reported.

The latest Riley incident was the seventh confirmed shooting in Bloomington so far this year, and eight people have been listed as homicide victims so far this year in the Twin Cities.

Two people were shot to death June 10 in the 1200 block of Orchard Road. Taneshiea A. Brown, 20, of Normal and Steven C. Alexander Jr., 18, of Bloomington were pronounced dead at 1:17 a.m. at the scene outside an apartment building where they reportedly were attending a party, authorities said.

Two other adult victims in that shooting were transported to local hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds, but their identities and conditions have not been released.

On April 25, Joseph Gardner, 20, and Reginald Hart Jr., 19, both of Bloomington were shot to death in a hallway at Lancaster Heights apartments at 1444 E. College Ave., in Normal.

Christopher Harrison, 17,  remains in McLean County jail in lieu of posting $250,035 on six counts of first-degree murder and other weapons and drug charges. He is scheduled in court on June 26.

In Bloomington's other 2018 homicide, Nicole Elbert, 30, was stabbed to death after an apparent domestic dispute Feb. 5 at an apartment at 610 N. McLean St. Monroe Elbert, 50, is charged with the murder, but last month, a judge ruled him unfit to stand trial. An Aug. 8 hearing is scheduled for a review of the status of the case. 

Police say one man was injured by gunfire and was transported to a local hospital. A man in the same car also was wounded, but details on how he was injured were not released.

No arrests have been made in that case.