Teen hit by shot in Urbana parking lot

Teen hit by shot in Urbana parking lot

URBANA — An Urbana teen was treated at a local hospital after being hit by a piece of a bullet early Saturday in a downtown parking lot.

An Urbana police report said an unknown person fired a shot in a crowded lot outside the Landmark Hotel, 210 S. Race St., just before 1 a.m.

The bullet or shards from it hit a 17-year-old male in the neck and broke the window of a car belonging to a Champaign teen.

Police said the victim was treated and released from Carle Foundation Hospital.

Police were unable to get a description of the shooter.

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

Sections (2):News, Local


News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments

sweet caroline wrote on June 15, 2014 at 10:06 am

That parking lot is never "crowded," so it must have been some impromptu get-together that probably didn't have a permit from the city or the hotel.  Why would anyone need a gun at an "event," anyway?  Was it a gun show at 1:00 a.m.?  Need more details.