WASHINGTON — A Washington man out target shooting Friday accidentally wounded his neighbor after a stray bullet pierced a shed wall and caused what police called non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office responded about 7:15 p.m. to 26102 Schuck Road and found a resident, Jacob A. Miller, 21, with a gunshot wound to his arm. Family members later transported him to a Peoria hospital for treatment.
Miller was in a large shed on the property when he was shot at the same time a nearby resident was shooting targets outside, according to a release on the incident that did not identify the man firing the gun. Two bullets had penetrated the wall of the shed.
Police do not suspect foul play, but the incident remains under investigation and will be forwarded to the Tazewell County State's Attorney's Office for review and possible criminal charges.