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Decatur police: Man shot Tuesday night while walking on East Johns Avenue

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DECATUR — A man who was shot while walking on East Johns Avenue on Tuesday night is recovering in a hospital from his wounds, police said. 

In a news release, detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the man was walking east on East Johns from South Calhoun Street at 9:45 p.m. when he noticed two males standing in the lot of Johns Hill School. One of the males said something to the man, Copeland said, and then he noticed another male standing in the middle of the street behind him.

"The subject fired a handgun at him approximately six times, and he was struck in the buttocks and lower right leg," Copeland said.

The man ran as he was being shot at and fell to the ground after he was hit, Copeland said. He was able to crawl to a porch in the 1100 block of East Johns, and a resident called police.

Copeland said the man's injuries were not considered life threatening.

Police said the victim did not provide a specific description of his attackers. No arrests have been made, but this incident does not appear to be related to either of the other recent shootings, Copeland said.

An 18-year-old man was hospitalized Monday morning after being shot in the 400 block of East Condit Street, and a 15-year-old male was seriously wounded when he was shot Sunday outside an apartment building in the 3900 block of North Water Street.

Anyone with information about these incidents can call police at (217) 424-2734 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 423-8477 (TIPS).

2018 mug shots from the Herald & Review

Contact John Reidy at (217) 421-6973. Follow him on Twitter: @jsreidy2099


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