This morning, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 700 block of N. Hickory Street following reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police learned a 25-year-old female victim had been transported to a local hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds where she remains in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was one of several passengers in a vehicle that departed the American Legion on N. Hickory Street. As the vehicle traveled northbound on Hickory Street, a second vehicle pulled alongside and opened fire into the victim’s vehicle, striking the female victim. There are no other known injuries at this time.
Champaign Police are processing evidence from the scene and actively working to identify the circumstances leading up to the incident. There is no suspect information available currently.
Police ask anyone who may have information or who was in the area at the time of the shooting to contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately with police. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 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.