On Oct. 24, 2018, at approximately 10:02 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 400 Block of E Vine St. after receiving reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police discovered a 12-year-old female inside a private residence who had sustained a minor injury to her leg. She was treated at an area hospital.
The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown subject(s) fired multiple rounds into a private residence and then fled the scene in a vehicle. Police are processing evidence and are working to confirm a description of both the suspect and the suspect vehicle involved in this incident. While the investigation remains in its early stages, this is not believed to be a random act of violence.
Anyone who may have information or who was in the area at the time of the shooting is asked to please contact police at 217-351-4545. 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.