This afternoon, at approximately 12:26 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Sunset Dr., after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located an unknown Black male, approximately 25-35 years old, with a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he would later succumb to his injuries.
Champaign Police are actively working to identify the victim and investigate this incident. Detectives are requesting to speak with anyone who may have been in the nearby area at the time of the report, and will arrange to speak privately with anyone who has information regarding the shooting.
Please contact the Champaign Police Investigations Division at 217-351-4545. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by phone at: (217) 373-8477 (TIPS); online at www.373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.
Champaign Police reminds citizens that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous. Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives your information, completes a tips information form, and then passes the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded.
Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.