Teenager hurt in afternoon shooting

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Police said a teenager was hurt Monday afternoon after being shot.

Police officials said a 16-year-old boy was hit by gunfire near Phillips Drive and Nelson Court around 4 p.m. Officers said the teenager was walking in the area “when a vehicle approached, and gunfire was exchanged between the two, striking the victim.” Police do not believe this was a random act of violence.

The police department is looking for security video of that area. If you have any video or information, call Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS or the police department at (217) 373-4545.

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