On July 5, 2020, at approximately 12:39 a.m., Officers were called to the 1000 block of North Champaign Street for the report of a shooting. Officers were already in the area investigating a fireworks complaint when they heard the gunfire and immediately responded. Upon arrival, several individuals were observed fleeing the scene and dozens of shell casings were located. Police then learned a 24-year-old female had arrived at a local hospital by a personal vehicle with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her leg.
The preliminary investigation indicates there was a large gathering at an outdoor party when an altercation occurred. The altercation subsequently led to gunfire and the victim being struck.
Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to contact the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.
The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time. Future updates may be provided as they become available.
Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous 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 $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.