On December 24, 2018, at approximately 10:33 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1400 block of North McKinley Avenue after receiving reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers did not locate a victim but were later informed that a 32-year-old male had arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury from a gunshot wound.
A short time later at approximately 11:08 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue after receiving reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, police located a 29-year-old female with a non-life-threatening injury consistent with a gunshot wound. The female was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
At approximately 11:46 p.m., while investigating the above-mentioned shooting incidents, police were informed that a 54-year-old male had arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The location where this happened is undetermined at this time.
Champaign Police are processing information and evidence from all three incidents and are actively working to identify the circumstances leading up to all incidents. These investigations are in the initial stages, but preliminary information suggests the shootings are not related and are not random acts of violence. There is no suspect information available at this time.
Police ask anyone who may have information or who was in the area at the time of the shootings 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.