On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at approximately 7:10 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1300 block of Fairfax Drive following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 24-year-old male victim inside a private residence suffering from serious gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The preliminary investigation suggests two unknown subjects entered the residence and following a confrontation, fired multiple rounds at the victim before fleeing the scene. There is currently no available suspect information.
Champaign Police are processing evidence and actively working to identify the circumstances leading up to the incident. While the investigation remains in its early stages, this is not believed to be a random act of violence.
Future updates may be provided as they become available.
Police ask anyone who may have information or who was in the area at the time of the shooting 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 $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.