On Aug. 3, 2020, at approximately 7:47 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1600 block of Devonshire Drive for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered several shell casings in the roadway and began collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses. Officers soon located an 18-year-old male at a nearby residence with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his foot. The Champaign Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded and provided aid to the victim before he was ultimately transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was on a bicycle traveling eastbound in the 1600 block of Devonshire Drive when he was struck in the foot by a round fired from a motor vehicle. A dark-colored vehicle was observed speeding away after the incident occurred.
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.