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Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday afternoon in a busy shopping and dining area in Bloomington. 

Around 1:50 p.m., the Bloomington Police Department said authorities are investigating a shooting near 89th Street and Penn Avenue.

No details were immediately provided by law enforcement, but the public is being asked to avoid the area. 

A heavy police presence has formed around the Penn Lake Shopping Center strip mall and a portion of the property has been blocked off. 

Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges is scheduled to address the incident during a press conference at 5 p.m. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

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