Last night, at approximately 8 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Sheffield Road for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police discovered multiple rounds had been fired into a house containing several individuals, including children. No serious injury was reported, and no emergency medical intervention was needed.
Following a preliminary investigation, Champaign Police do not believe this to be a random act of violence. Police are processing evidence and interviewing potential witnesses to help identify the circumstances that led to the incident.
Champaign Police are actively investigating this crime and ask anyone who may have information, or anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting, to please contact Champaign Police Investigations 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.