Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at approximately 7:30 PM, Champaign Police responded to a report of shots being fired in the area of  900 N. Harris. Within a couple of minutes police received a report of a gunshot victim in the 700 block of Sherwood Terrace. The victim is a 16 year-old male and the injury is not life threatening.

According to the victim, he had gotten off an MTD bus in the area of Beardsley and Elm when a black male in his 20’s, wearing all black clothing, and a black hat started shooting at him.

At this time, Champaign Police do not have any additional suspect information or an exact location where the incident took place.

Anyone with information about this crime can contact the Champaign Police Department by calling (217) 351-4545 or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-8477 (TIPS.) Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: or by texting keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).