An apparent accident with a gun on Monday afternoon likely scared some people, but could have been much worse.
Police were called to the 600 block of College Avenue, near Arcola Community School, around 12:30 p.m. on Monday when a gun went off.
Because there was a gun involved, officers set up near the house and ordered anyone inside the come out. The only person in the house, a man, left quickly.
Police believe the man inside a house was practicing loading a shotgun when it went off, causing a lot of damage to the home, and a vehicle outside with buckshot.
Tyler Volk, 28, is being charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, and careless use of a firearm. He’ll be in court on these charges in October.