31-Year-Old Male in Stable Condition After Being Shot at 3rd Base Bar

Third Base Bar, located at 410 W. Maple Ave S., in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois – On February 4th at 2:09 a.m. the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, received a call of an unruly crowd at 3rd Base Bar, 410 W. Maple Ave S., Springfield.

Immediately following, a call of shots fired came in at the bar.

Deputies arrived and located a male victim, 31-year-old Devonte L. Childs. He was transported to Memorial Hospital with originally life-threatening injuries. However, as of yesterday afternoon, his condition was reported to us as stable.

Video showed an altercation, a black male suspect retrieve a weapon from a vehicle, and fire at the victim. The suspect and several other people got into a vehicle and fled the scene. 

The suspect was described as a black male, tall and medium build. Dreadlock style haircut, shoulder length. 

Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell informs us that evidence was collected at the scene.

Stay tuned to Springfield Leaks as we gather additional information regarding this shooting.

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