Fatal shooting under investigation


The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday.

According to Sheriff Matt Melvin, the shooting was reported at 7:45 p.m. at a Woodville Pike residence. Melvin stated a 78-year-old man was attempting to place a gun lock on a firearm when it discharged and struck an 81-year-old woman.

The names of the involved parties were not released at press time.

Melvin stated there are no signs of foul play in the shooting.

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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