Man hospitalized after shooting outside Beloit bar
BELOIT Authorities are investigating a shooting early Saturday outside a Beloit tavern that left a Beloit man hospitalized.
According to a news release from the Beloit Police Department, a 22-year-old Beloit man was shot at about 1 a.m. Saturday while he was inside a vehicle in a parking lot outside the Turtle Tap at 1344 Grand Ave.
Police arrived at the tavern and found evidence of a shooting in the parking lot. Minutes later, Rock County 911 received a call about a victim with a gunshot wound at the intersection of Nelson and Keeler avenues.
Police later found an abandoned vehicle at the intersection. The vehicle had damage from “several gunshots,” and police found blood inside of it. A blood trail on the street led to a residence in the 1200 block of Keeler Avenue, but the residence was unoccupied when police arrived.
The victim, a 22-year-old man who police have not identified, was later found being treated at a Rockford hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
He was taken to the hospital by a friend. He was listed in good condition.
The victim confirmed that he was shot while he was in a vehicle in a parking lot outside the tavern.
Police were still investigating the shooting Saturday and had made no arrests. Anyone with information about the shooting can call Beloit police at (608) 364-6801 or Beloit CrimeStoppers at (608) 362-7463.