Police lights

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Two shooting victims went to Decatur Memorial Hospital for treatment overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.

The first victim, a 17-year-old, arrived around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday with a wound to his leg. Police said he accidentally shot himself. He's now in Peoria facing weapons charges.

The second victim, a 33-year-old, arrived around 2:30 Thursday morning. Officers said he was shot in the leg near the intersection of King Street and Hill Avenue. Near that intersection, police found evidence of a shooting.

Police said they do not believe the cases are related.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.