(Decatur, IL) — Early Thursday morning, just after midnight Decatur Police responded to two separate shootings in the area. The first occurred in the 500 block of West Packard where the 29-year-old male victim was found in the cab of Uhaul truck. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene from gunfire. The victim is not believed to be a Decatur resident.
The second shooting occurred after a 17-year-old male Decatur resident was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle. The victim had suffered injuries from gunfire and those injuries were considered to be life-threatening. The victim was then transferred to a Springfield hospital.
The names of the victims are not being released at this time. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to contact the Decatur Police Department.