WASHINGTON — One Tazewell County man died and another was injured in separate gunfire incidents Friday, but sheriff's police say foul play was not seen in either incident.
Sheriff's police responded to a gunfire report about 12:55 p.m. Friday in the 22000 block of Armington Road in Delavan.
An unconscious 22-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. Those on scene tried to resuscitate him, but he died at the scene, police said.
Although no foul play is suspected, both the sheriff’s and coroner’s offices are investigating the incident, police said.
Delavan and Minier police and Delavan and Emden rescue workers also were called to the scene.
In a later incident, a 21-year-old Washington man suffered a gunshot wound when two bullets went through the wall of a shed and one struck him, police said.
Jacob A. Miller was in the large shed in his backyard at 26102 Schuck Road when two bullets penetrated the wall of the shed about 7:15 p.m., police said. One of the bullets hit his arm, and he was taken to OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, by family members for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
A nearby resident was shooting a firearm at a target on his property at the time, police said. The sheriff's department does not suspect foul play at this time, but the incident remains under investigation and criminal charges will be reviewed with the state's attorney's office.