Lee County Sheriff’s Department investigating shooting in Nelson

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NELSON - A 35-year-old man was shot in the throat late Sunday in Nelson, and another man is being questioned by police, the Lee County Sheriff said Monday.

Lee County dispatch received a call at 11:50 p.m. reporting a shooting at 414 S. Butler St. in Nelson where a 35-year-old man was shot in the throat, Sheriff John Simonton said in a news release.

The man was taken by ambulance from 108 E. Bassett St. to a hospital for medical treatment.

“Preliminary reports indicate that the shooter was 27-year-old Cody G. Henson” who was brought in for questioning, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing, and there is no danger to the public, the release said.

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Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.