BETHANY — Two rural Bethany residents were reported to have been shot Thursday morning, one fatally.
Denise Robertson, 51, was pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m. at Decatur's St. Mary’s Hospital emergency room after being transported by ambulance, Macon County Coroner Michael Day said.
Michael Robertson, 66, was airlifted to an area hospital, where Illinois State Police said Thursday evening he was undergoing treatment.
An autopsy for Denise Robertson is scheduled for Friday at the McLean County Coroner’s office, state police said.
State police officials said a 911 call was received from a rural Bethany resident and a male caller requested help after saying he was shot. The Illinois State Police, Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office and Sullivan Police responded to the scene, where two people were found shot.
The incident is under investigation and state police released no further information.