U of I Football Player, 2 Others Shot at Party

Police still looking for gunman

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    University of Illinois
    Trulon Henry was reportedly called to a party to help get other football players to leave. Instead, he wound up getting shot.

    A University of Illinois football player and two other men were shot at an off-campus party early Sunday morning.

    The shootings took place about 3:30 a.m. at a house just across the street from the campus health center and a student dorm, University spokeswoman Robin Kaler said.  It's along a strip that includes some of the school's Greek organizations.

    The victims, all in their 20s, included Illini football linebacker Trulon Henry, the News-Gazette reported. Henry was with teammates at the party when he was shot in the hand, and now will miss the rest of the regular season, the paper reported.

    According to a release from the university, Henry was not originally at the party, but had been called there by a teammate to encourage other players to leave.

    The shooting left two victims hospitalized, Urbana Police Lt. Bryant Seraphin said. Their conditions were not available. The third victim was treated and released.  

    Seraphin says a fight precipitated the shooting.

    Urbana police are looking for a single suspect who was at the party, Kaler said.

    Even though the shooting didn't happen on campus, staff is available to meet with students wanting to talk with a counselor, the university's chancellor said.