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U of I students attacked with blow darts

A warning for students and people living around the University of Illinois campus in Champaign: People are being attacked with blow darts.

The first victim was a 21-year-old U of I student who was shot in the arm with a blow dart near 4th and John Streets, Tuesday night.

An hour and a half later, another man was walking along Springfield Avenue when he was shot in the arm.

Both victims say they didn’t see any people or cars around them at the time of the attack.

The University of Illinois sent out an alert to students this morning.

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8 Comments to “U of I students attacked with blow darts”

    Alleluia said:
    August 22, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    I guess some human beings think its funny doing some crazy stunts. Some human beings act like animals….grown up people!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JayHobeSound said:
    August 23, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Blow darts?!

    I saw a blow dart used in an Austin Powers movie, but figured they were rather fictional not functional.

    In Champaign said:
    August 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    We made CNN! I tell you what….after having three boys, I don't put too much past male adolecents. Even children who know right from wrong do dumb things. This really takes the cake. I would be worried that the darts were dirty or contaminated and could cause infection or disease or worse!

    Critical said:
    August 23, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    In Champaign – You know for sure that the assailant is male? Weird how you know that.

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