Cop Pulls Over Speeding Car, Finds Passenger Shot

Sunday, May 5, 2013  |  Updated 4:47 PM CDT
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Cop Pulls Over Speeding Car, Finds Passenger Shot

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A police officer pulling over a driver speeding with its brights on early Sunday morning discovered that the front-seat passenger of the vehicle had been shot.

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A police officer pulling over a driver speeding with its brights on early Sunday morning reportedly discovered that the front-seat passenger of the vehicle had been shot.

The car was pulled over in South Elgin around after an officer observed the driver passing the officer at 71 mph in a 30 mph zone, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The driver of the vehicle reportedly got out and told police that his son, the passenger, had been shot.

The victim, a man in his early 20s, is being treated for non-life threatening injuries at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, according to Kane County Police.

Police are still investigating the cause of the shooting, but say it appears that two brothers in their 20’s were handling a revolver inside their home on Woodcliff Drive in unincorporated Elgin, when the revolver accidentally went off and shot the man in the abdomen.

No charges have been filed in relation to the shooting, police said.
 

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