URBANA, Ill. – An autopsy is planned on a 3-year-old Urbana boy who authorities say was shot by his 14-year-old uncle in an apparent accident.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette that Makhi Woods died Wednesday night at Carle Foundation Hospital.
Authorities say the child's uncle is being held at the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center. Prosecutors will decide whether to charge him with a crime.
Urbana police responding to a report that a child had been shot found the wounded boy Wednesday afternoon. That's when police saw the 14-year-old leaving the home with a handgun.
Police Lt. Bryant Seraphin says the teen was very distraught over what happened. Seraphin says the teen was handling the gun when he unintentionally shot his young nephew.