Attempted murder investigation

Macon County

16-year old sustains gunshot wounds

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are looking for tips in Monday’s shooting designated Crime of the Week. Investigators hope someone can identify the owner or occupants of a vehicle captured on surveillance images.

It’s wanted in connection to a report of a shooting/attempted murder in the 2200-block of East Olive. It happened about 3 pm, Monday. Two people exited the tan Jeep Cherokee with an off-colored front driver-side rim. Both are described as male, black, medium complexions.

One is about 6′, thin build, early 20s. He wore a face covering, white-hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The second is 5’8″, thicker build, early 20s. He also wore a face mask, dark-colored clothing and bright blue shoes. Witnesses heard five shots from the area then saw the subjects run back to the Jeep. It drove eastbound, away from the scene, on Logan.

While police were on scene, a gunshot victim was dropped off at a local hospital. A 16-year old male sustained wounds to his leg and buttocks. Investigators say the incidents are likely related.

Anyone with information should contact police or Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward of up to $500.

Macon County Crime Stoppers
(217) 423 – TIPS
Decatur Police Department Detective Bureau
(217) 424 – 2734

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