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One charged with attempted murder after attack, shots fired

updated: 5/9/2017 1:27 PM

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg Police Department arrested one person Monday night after neighbors reported shots fired and a man was found injured from an attack on West Homer Street, Chief David Morris said.

Morris said his department, Illinois State Police, the Saline County Sheriff's Department and Eldorado Police Department arrived at 109 W. Homer St., where officers found a man with lacerations and contusions to his head.

"He actually wasn't shot at all," Morris said. "He had been beaten. He was transferred to Deaconess and this morning, last I knew, he was in stable condition."

Police arrested a juvenile suspect, who was charged with attempted murder, Morris said. He said two others are considered persons of interest in the incident.

"There were one or two more people we looked for last night, but we couldn't find them," Morris said.

Morris praised neighbors for their assistance.

"I want to thank the citizens who reported the problems and stepped up as witnesses," he said. "They were a big help to our police officers, instead of sitting back and not doing a thing. The witnesses helped us unbelievably last night."

Besides HPD officers who responded, Morris thanked ISP, ISP's Crime Lab technician on the scene, Saline County Sheriff's Department and Eldorado Police Department for their response to the incident.

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