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Police: 2 people shot in incident near Stephen Decatur Middle School

Police: 2 people shot in incident near Stephen Decatur Middle School

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Decatur police investigate a crime scene on Thursday near Stephen Decatur Middle School.

DECATUR — Decatur police were given additional information regarding a second victim from Thursday's shooting incident near Stephen Decatur Middle School.

Decatur police Detective Sgt. Steve Carroll initially said a 26-year-old man had been shot and suffered "a non life-threatening wound" in the area of Running Reds Boulevard and North Charles Street, close to the middle school off Mound Road. 

A 24-year-old female was later treated at local hospital also with a non-life threatening injury, Carroll said Friday. 

The incident is still under investigation. Carroll said no arrests have been made and police were appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Call Crime Stoppers (217)423-TIPS (8477) or (217) 424-2734.

Police were called to the area at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday. The school administration made the decision to initiate a soft lockdown for the students.

In a soft lockdown, no one is allowed to leave or enter the building, but students are able to move freely inside the building. Lt. Ed Hurst of the Decatur Police Department said students had not faced any immediate threat or harm.

Contact Donnette Beckett at (217) 421-6983. Follow her on Twitter: @donnettebHR


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