Police say shooting at Urbana apartment complex was accidental

Police say shooting at Urbana apartment complex was accidental

URBANA — Police say a shooting Tuesday afternoon at an Urbana apartment complex was accidental.

According to an Urbana police report, officers were called to an apartment complex at 1806 S. Cottage Grove, U., at 12:55 p.m. to investigate a reported shooting.

Police found a 24-year-old man on the ground in the common area with a gunshot wound in his lower right leg.

The man was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital for treatment for his injury. No report was available on the man's condition on Tuesday night.

Police said it appears the shooting was accidental while the man had been carrying his loaded handgun.

Urbana police Lt. Bryant Seraphin said police conducted interviews, searched the area and got a search warrant for the man's apartment, where they recovered two handguns from inside the apartment.

"Based on all of the facts and circumstances, it would appear the shooting was accidental and occurred while the subject had been carrying his loaded handgun," Seraphin said.

No tickets had been issued in connection with the incident as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Urbana Police Department at 384-2320 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

Information may also be left anonymously online at http://www.373tips.com or by cellphone text message by sending CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads to an arrest. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.

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