Man wounded by apparent accidental gunfire inside downtown La Salle business, police say

65-year-old man flown to trauma center with injury

Mickey's Massive Burrito La Salle

An unidentified subject sustained a leg wound Wednesday when a gun was fired inside Mickey’s Massive Burritos in downtown La Salle.

Preliminary findings indicate the gun was fired in an accidental discharge, said La Salle Police Chief Mike Smudzinski.

Police from the La Salle and Peru departments responded to a call at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday. La Salle Police Sgt. Brian Zebron said a patient, later identified as a 65-year-old man, was taken with a leg injury from the scene. He confirmed the injury was the result of a gunshot.

In an update issued at 3:31 p.m., La Salle police said the injured man was flown from St. Margaret’s Health to a level 1 trauma center to be further treated.

A 63-year-old man, who was not the man injured, was on scene and taken to the La Salle Police Department where he was interviewed and released, La Salle police said.

“This incident is under investigation by the LSPD and the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Office,” La Salle police said in a press release. “There is no immediate threat to the public as this was an isolated incident.”

La Salle Fire and EMS also responded to the scene.