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The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

UPD responds to shooting near Urbana schools

At 1:43 p.m. on Sunday, Urbana police responded to calls reporting a possible robbery near 1200 S. Vine St. according to a press release from the Urbana Police Department.

The incident resulted in the injury of a 21-year-old man who sustained a gunshot wound to the side and is receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

The release states that the person injured was involved in a previous incident at 1200 S. Vine St. immediately before the shooting, and had fled toward Urbana Middle School and Urbana High School while another party discharged a firearm in pursuit.

Though the shooting happened in the close vicinity of Urbana schools, the Urbana Police Department said that the shooting is unrelated to any Urbana Middle or High School students and that there is “no discernible indication of a broader threat to the general public or UHS/UMS staff or students.”

 

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