On May 4, at approximately 3:44 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Ave. after receiving several reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers did not locate a victim but did find numerous shell casings of differing calibers, suggesting more than one suspect may have been involved. Police have identified property damage to vehicles and to apartment buildings that are consistent with gunfire. A short time later, police were informed a male victim had arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries believed to be a result of the incident.
Champaign Police are processing information and evidence and are actively working to identify the circumstances leading up to the incident. This investigation is in the initial stages, but preliminary information suggests this was not a random act. There is currently no available suspect information and no arrests have been made at this time.
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.