Police investigating a shooting in Hoopeston


Hoopeston - One person is dead, after a shooting in northern Vermillion County.


Hoopeston Police were called to The Downtown Motel, at 200 East Main Street for reports of shots fired. Police found Bruce L Eldridge,40, of Hoopeston, inside a room. A witness told police that they saw suspects flee the area on foot and then a vehicle.


The name of the victim has not been released. The Vermilion County Sheriff's Department and Hoopeston Police are investigating the incident as a homicide. If you have any information call, the Hoopeston Police Department at 217-283-5169.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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