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Central Ill. woman dead, man injured in shooting

BETHANY (AP) — A 51-year-old central woman is dead and a 66-year-old man wounded after they were shot at a home outside a small central Illinois town.

Illinois State Police said Friday in a news release that Denise Robertson of rural Bethany died at a local hospital. Meanwhile, Michael Robertson was being treated at an area hospital. Bethany is in Moultrie County, about 20 miles southeast of Decatur.

State Police said a man called from the home to say he'd been shot. Officers found the two in the home. It wasn't immediately clear whether the Robertsons are related.

Michael Day is the coroner in neighboring McLean County. He says an autopsy is planned for Friday.

Further details were not immediately available.


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