Last night, at approximately 6:09 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2400 Block of N. Neil St., for a reported shooting. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 35-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The shooting victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he is receiving medical treatment, with serious injuries.
Police identified multiple shell casings at the scene of the incident and preliminary investigations suggests that more than one shooter may have been involved in an exchange of gunfire. The investigation reveals that structural damage to nearby properties also occurred as a result of the shooting.
Champaign Police are processing evidence from the scene and interviewing potential witnesses. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact the Champaign Police Investigations Division by calling 217-351-4545.
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