On April 6, 2020, at approximately 12:35 p.m., Champaign Police were investigating reports of shots fired in the area of Bellefontaine Street and Market Street. At approximately 12:42 p.m., a 32-year-old male arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.
The preliminary investigation indicates the male victim was outside a residence in the 1100 block of North Champaign Street when an individual on a bicycle appeared in the alley behind the residence and fired multiple shots. A scene was located and evidence was recovered. 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 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 up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.