Man shot, killed in Galesburg

Originally Posted Online: July 01, 2011, 9:55 am
Last Updated: July 01, 2011, 5:22 pm
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GALESBURG (AP) — Police in western Illinois say one man is dead and another is being sought after a shooting at Kiwanis Park in Galesburg.

Officers tell WGIL Radio that the shooting happened at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Eyewitnesses say the park was full of people at the time.

Authorities say 21-year-old Jemell Ware was shot. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

Police say they're looking for a man who left the park in a maroon and gray van.

Police are still investigating. There's no word of any other injuries.


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