On Sept. 15, 2020, at approximately 11:29 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male with two gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital and immediately taken into surgery. The victim’s injuries are not currently believed to be life threatening.
The preliminary investigation suggests the shooting occurred outdoors, possibly following an argument. The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time. Future updates may be provided as they become available.
Any resident or business in the nearby areas with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to contact the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.
Champaign Police are actively investigating this incident and ask that anyone who has information on it 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 these crimes.