12-year-old shot in Decatur neighborhood


DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Police say a 12-year-old was recovering after being shot on Tuesday evening. 

Officers say the shooting happened after 6 p.m., when people standing on the side of the road started arguing with people in a passing car in the area of Main and Hilton streets. Police say someone fired shots and hit a 12-year-old girl in the leg. 

According to police the girl, was running from gunshots she heard when she was hit.  She went to a hospital for treatment from a non-life threatening injury. 

Police say gunshots also hit two nearby cars. Officers did not make any arrests as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Decatur police. 

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