Shooting Investigation – Hickory Street and Bellefontaine Street

On Oct. 4, 2020, at approximately 12:37 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Hickory Street and Bellefontaine Street for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 31-year-old male with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to a lower extremity. Officers provided medical aid and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The preliminary investigation suggests there was a disagreement that led to the victim being shot. 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 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; 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.