1 arrested after 1 shot in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Ill. (KBSI) – Harrisburg police arrested a man accused of shooting another on Tuesday.
Tyler J. Farmer faces charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, aggravated unlawful discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Formal charges were pending Tuesday, according to the Harrisburg Police Department.
Saline County Central Dispatch began receiving 911 calls reporting shots being fired near South Land Street and South Hobson Street at 12:25 a.m. on April 26.
As patrol units were responding to the area Saline County Central Dispatch received another 911 call from a female caller who reported a male friend of hers had been shot.
Officers arrived in the area and located a 37-year-old man at the intersection of Barnett Street and Land Street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers began life saving measures while waiting for Deaconess EMS to arrive.
The man was transported to Harrisburg Medical Center and flown to an Evansville, Indiana hospital.
The Saline County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police and Deaconess EMS assisted Saline County.
Farmer is being held at the Saline County Detention Center.
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