Man shot outside Carle Hospital Thursday night
November 19, 2021
A man was shot outside of Carle Hospital in Urbana around 6 p.m. on Thursday.
The victim, a 28-year-old man, left Carle Hospital and went outside to meet someone in a vehicle near the circle drive. As he was walking up to the vehicle, another vehicle approached and fired a single shot at the victim, grazing him in the head.
The victim sustained no life-threatening injuries and was rushed into Carle’s emergency room. He was treated and released.
Police believe that this “was not a random shooting incident and the victim was likely targeted,” according to a Urbana Police Department press release sent out on Thursday night.
Carle released a statement on Facebook addressing the incident.
“Visitors were limited and Convenient Care Plus was closed for the evening,” the statement said.
Urbana Police Department is currently investigating the shooting and has no further information at this time.
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