On November 12, 2020, at approximately 5:17 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of the 600 block of East Eureka Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old male victim with a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to a local hospital; however, he did not survive his injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests the juvenile was with others inside of a private residence when an unknown suspect(s) fired into the home, fatally striking the victim. As police were arriving on scene, additional gunfire was reported in the area, however no additional victims have been reported. Police are currently processing the crime scene and interviewing possible witnesses. 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 to 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.