Man shot near school


DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are investigating after a man was shot Thursday afternoon. It happened near Running Red Boulevard and Charles Street.

Police responded to a call of shots fired at 2 pm. A 26-year old man had been shot and went to the hospital but is expected to survive.

Officials at Stephen Decatur Middle School were also contacted and advised to go on a soft lockdown because of a nearby disturbance. Police said there wasn’t any danger to students and they could dismiss as usual at 3:30 pm. Classes went on as normal, but no one was allowed to enter or exit the building. School administrators contacted parents to let them know students were safe.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.

Decatur & Macon County Crime Stoppers
(217) 423 – TIPS
Text: DPD333 + info to CRIMES (274637)

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