This morning, at approximately 2:25 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 500 block of E Vine Street following reports of shots fired. Upon arriving to the scene, officers located evidence corroborating the report of a shooting. Shortly thereafter, police were notified a 22-year-old male arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.
The preliminary investigation indicates two males were sitting inside a van when the suspect approached the vehicle, shot, and then fled. The second male inside the vehicle was not physically injured. While the investigation remains in its early stages, this is not believed to be a random act of violence.
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.