Champaign Police Investigate Downtown Shooting

On February 28th at 2:33AM, Champaign Police responded to a call for a fight that occurred in a parking lot, north of the High Dive Bar. As officers approached the scene, the crowd began to disperse.  At 2:36AM, officers reported hearing a shot.  A 22 year-old male victim was located with a gunshot wound and was transported to Carle Hospital for treatment.  Several vehicles were seen fleeing the scene and were stopped by the Champaign Police Department for further investigationThere currently is no one in custody for this shooting.

Investigators believe that there may have been witnesses to this shooting and ask that anyone with information, photographs or video of this incident contact the Champaign Police at 217-351-4545.  It is critical that our citizens and police work together to ensure we have safer neighborhoods and safer communities.

In addition, any information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477 (TIPS). Anonymous tips can also be submitted online to Crime Stoppers at or by texting the following: CCTIP plus their information to 274637 (CRIMES). 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.