RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) — A teenager was taken to the hospital after he was shot in the shoulder Thursday afternoon. It happened at Autumn Fields Lane on the east edge of the city.
Police said the teenager was walking down the street when the shooting happened. He’s expected to survive.
Witnesses told police a group of ten to twelve juveniles was walking in the area moments before the shooting. They say a male in the group made an unprovoked comment to the shooting victim and then fired three shots from a handgun at him. The group then fled the area to the north.
Police say they are still investigating. No suspect information of motive for the shooting is available.
If you have any information, contact Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-TIPS or the Rantoul Police Department at 333-8911.