Urbana police probing weekend shooting

Urbana police probing weekend shooting

URBANA — Police are investigating the shooting of a 23-year-old man over the weekend.

Lt. Rich Surles said officers were called to Carle Foundation Hospital around 3:40 a.m. Sunday for an Urbana man who had a gunshot wound to his right upper arm. Surles said his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The man claimed he was shot in the area of West Eads Street between Goodwin and Lincoln avenues, but Surles said there was no evidence of a shooting in that area.

About 40 minutes before police were called to Carle, officers were called to a report of shots fired in the area of Race and Washington streets around 3 a.m. Sunday, where they found bullet casings from at least four guns and minor property damage.

About 11 a.m. Sunday, someone noticed a gun in the area of Race and Walnut. Surles said officers found the gun and more bullet casings. He said the shooting victim denied involvement in the incident at Race and Washington.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Urbana Police at 217-384-2320 or, if wishing to remain anonymous, Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 or 373tips.com or via the free "P3 Tips" mobile app.

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