Champaign Police Investigating Shooting and Additional Reports of Overnight Gunfire

On Oct. 18, 2019, at approximately 8:26 p.m., Champaign Police learned a 32-year-old male victim arrived at a local hospital by personal vehicle with two gunshot wounds to his leg. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The preliminary investigation revealed the shooting occurred in the parking lot of a business in the 1800 block of West Kirby Avenue and evidence was recovered from the scene. Additional information suggests the shooting was preceded by a verbal argument.

Later that evening, at approximately 11:34 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 200 block of Burr Oak Court for a report of shots heard. A scene was located, and multiple shell casings were recovered. Officers confirmed property damage to a private residential complex as a result of the gunfire. No injuries have been reported to Champaign Police.

On Oct. 19, 2019, at approximately 1:53 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 600 block of East Bradley Avenue for a report of shots heard. A scene was found, and officers located a private residence which was occupied that was struck multiple times by gunfire.  No injuries have been reported to Champaign Police.

At this time, it is unknown if any of these shootings are related. There is currently no available suspect information for any of the incidents and no arrests have been made at this time.

If any resident or business in the nearby area of any of these incidents has exterior surveillance camera systems, please contact the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.

The investigation continues into all three shootings and future updates may be provided as they become available.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to please to contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements may be made for information to be shared privately. If you wish to remain anonymous you may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at; 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.