Decatur police investigating early morning attempted murder


DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Police were called to an area near East Lake Shore Drive and Jasper Street for a report of shots fired on Sunday morning.

When they arrived on scene around 2:55 a.m. they did not find any shell casings, but just after 3 a.m., St. Mary's Hospital contacted police about a man with a gunshot wound.

The victim was shot on the left side of his head behind his ear. His injuries were determined to be life threatening. He was air-lifted to St. John's Hospital for further treatment, and is expected to survive.

Police examined the victim's car and found a bullet hole on the driver side door. When police questioned the victim, he said he was shot at while driving. The victim would not elaborate on what happened.

No arrests have been made. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers 423-TIPS.

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