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Officer-involved shooting near campustown

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- State police are investigating an officer-involved shooting.

Authorities responded to a call of a person loading a semiautomatic handgun near John and Locust streets.

After searching the area, officers came in contact with an armed person matching the description of the suspect. Police ordered the him to drop the gun, but he didn't and three officers fired at him.

The 23-year old UI student was struck in the leg. Officers on scene provided first aid until medical personnel arrived. The man was taken to the hospital and is not believed to be in life-threatening condition. Police say no officers were injured.

Both the University of Illinois Police Department and the Champaign County Sheriff's Office are following department protocols and state guidelines regarding officer-involved shootings. Right now, Illinois State Police are in charge of the case.

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