More Shootings on Springfield’s East Side

More Shootings on Springfield’s East Side

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A Springfield man has been arrested and charged in connection with two shootings on the city’s east side Tuesday night.

The first incident happened near 14th and Ash Street around 7:45pm.  Police found a victim a couple of blocks away with a gunshot wound to his leg.  He described the shooter as someone in a dark colored SUV.

A short time afterward, another shooting took place near 13th and Stevenson and gave the same vehicle description.  Police were able to stop the vehicle at 13th and Knox and arrested Raymond L. Crews, 30, of Springfield.

Police have not yet said whether these shootings are connected to other incidents in the same vicinity.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

turkey 2

If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

in Local

City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council may do away with

in Local

Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

job apps

Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

in Local

Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

in Local

Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.