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Urbana Teen Caught in the Cross Fire

Updated: Wednesday, June 18 2014, 11:20 AM CDT

UPDATE: 17-year-old is recovering after being shot this past Saturday.

The teenager was among a group leaving a hotel party in downtown Urbana when a large fight broke out.

More than 150 people, all teens of in their early 20s left Landmark Hotel in Urbana around 1:00am.

The fight broke out in the hotel hallway and quickly grew and spread outside. That's when someone brought out a gun.

"At some point, as the fight continues on the parking lot, someone, the person who was never identified, fired a shot, which struck a car window, breaking a car window, a piece of bullet ricocheted off of the car and struck another person in the neck."

Police say the victim, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. He has since been released.

Police are unsure if the 17-year-old was the intended target and tell us most potential witnesses were uncooperative about the incident.

Police are now reviewing a surveillance tape.

Urbana Teen Caught in the Cross Fire


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