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


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

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