Champaign Police Investigate Shooting at N. McKinley Ave and Francis Drive

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, [email protected]

This evening, at approximately 8:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the corner of North McKinley Ave and Francis Drive in Champaign for multiple reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located a female victim who sustained serious injuries and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear at this time if the woman was an intended target.


Information concerning this incident is being developed and Champaign Police Detectives are currently processing the scene and interviewing witnesses. Anyone who may have been in this area at the time of the shooting or anyone with information related to the shooting is encouraged to contact the Champaign Police Department Investigations Division at 217-351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477.


Citizens are reminded 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 that information to the appropriate law enforcement agency.  Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded.


Crime Stoppers tips can be shared by phone at:  217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at; or by texting “CCTIP” plus the crime information to 274637 (CRIMES).


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