On Nov. 22, 2019, at approximately 9 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2400 block of West Springfield Avenue after receiving reports of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers located a crime scene in the parking lot of a local business. Police learned two male victims had been shot. Both were transported to a local hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Numerous shell casings were recovered from the scene.
On Nov. 23, 2019, at approximately 2:11 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 600 block of West Bradley Avenue for another report of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers located several shell casings along with two male shooting victims outside of a private residence. They were transported to a local hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The preliminary investigation indicates the two victims were sitting inside a vehicle when a second vehicle approached, fired upon it, and drove away.
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 both 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 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.