Man charged with attempted murder


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A man accused of shooting a 73-year-old in the stomach was in court Thursday.

Gofart Whitley was charged with attempted murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Police said he was on a bike when he shot the man last week.

They believe the two knew each other.

If Whitley is convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

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