On Dec. 1, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Champaign Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 1600 block of Williamsburg Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 10-year-old male victim inside a private residence suffering from two life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began rendering aid until the victim was transported to a local hospital and taken into surgery where he remains in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation indicates multiple rounds were fired into the residence from the outside, ultimately striking and critically injuring the juvenile. Multiple shell casings were recovered from outside the residence. While the investigation remains in its early stages, police do not believe the juvenile was the intended target of the shooting.
There is currently no available suspect information and no arrests have been made at this time. If any resident or business in the nearby area has exterior surveillance camera systems, please contact the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.
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.