On Nov. 21, 2019, at approximately 10:31 p.m., Champaign Police received reports of shots heard in the area of State Street and Bradley Avenue. Upon arrival, officers began searching for a scene when they were notified three male shooting victims, ages 19, 19 and 20, arrived at a local hospital by personal vehicle. Two victims arrived with gunshot wounds considered to be serious. A third victim was treated and released.
At approximately 10: 55 p.m., officers located a scene in the 600 block of Alabama Avenue consistent with a shooting and began processing it for evidence. A firearm, shell casings and cannabis were recovered. The preliminary investigation suggests the suspect(s) fired towards a vehicle, striking the victims and the vehicle multiple times. The vehicle the victims arrived at the hospital in had damage consistent with gunfire.
There is currently no available suspect information and no arrests have been made at this time. The investigation continues and future updates may be provided as they become available.
Anyone with information about this incident 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 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.