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ISP says man who claimed to be shot on I-172 actually fired shots

ISP says man who claimed to be shot on I-172 actually fired shots

1 month, 3 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Authorities say man fired shots from inside his vehicle Wednesday

Authorities say that a man, who claimed Wednesday that he'd been shot while in his vehicle on Interstate 172 in southern Adams County, actually fired the shots from inside the vehicle.  

That's according to the Illinois State Police, who made the revelation Thursday afternoon. They say they've forwarded reports about the incident to the Adams County State's Attorney's Office for review and possible charges. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon when the ISP and Adams County Sheriff's Deputies were called to near mile marker 8 on I-172 in southern Adams County. A male driver told authorities he'd been shot by unknown occupants of an all-terrain vehicle in the fields just west of his location. An ISP officer later determined the driver, only identified as a 37-year old man from Monroe City, hadn't been shot and was un-injured. The vehicle appeared to have bullet holes in the front windshield, however, there was no evidence found of an all-terrain vehicle in a nearby field. The man was taken to Blessing Hospital for evaluation. There's no word on where he is now.  

The ISP says the investigation is on-going.

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