Beloiter killed in shooting

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BELOIT - Beloit police are investigating a shooting Monday night that left one man dead and two others injured.

The shooting was reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. near Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Upon arrival, emergency responders found one deceased individual, identified by the department only as a 21-year-old Beloit man.

A 15-year-old male and a 25-year-old male also were transferred to Mercy Janesville with non-life threatening injuries.

City of Beloit Director of Strategic Communications Sarah Millard said it appears that the individuals knew each other. Millard said Tuesday morning the autopsy has not been completed.

No suspects have been identified in the shooting, and according to emergency dispatch immediately following in the incident, witnesses in the area reported a dark pickup truck leaving the area of Elm and Roosevelt. Unconfirmed shots were also reported by callers in the area of Bluff and Shirland.

Monday's shooting death marks the second homicide in Beloit this year and the third shooting death in Beloit in the last four months.

On Feb. 9, the body of James M. Tomten, 28, of Janesville, was found in a vehicle in the 800 block of Vine Street. Police have not identified a suspect in the case.

On Nov. 21, Jose Reyes, 49, of Beloit, was shot and killed in the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue. Ezequiel C. Acosta, 21, of Beloit, was identified as the suspect in the shooting. He has been ordered to receive mental health treatment and thus far he has been deemed not fit to stand trial.

Anyone with information about the shooting Monday is asked to call the Beloit Police Department at 608-757-2244.

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