On Dec. 6, 2020, at approximately 3:36 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 50 block of East Springfield Avenue for reports of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers discovered evidence of a shooting and were informed a 38-year-old male victim arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right arm and right side.
The preliminary investigation indicates there was a large gathering outside of private residence. During the gathering, an altercation broke out which led to the shooting. Police are currently processing the crime scene and interviewing possible witnesses. Approximately 60 spent shell casings were recovered from the scene, and additional property damage was identified to nearby residences and vehicles.
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.
Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional 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 373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.
Citizens are reminded 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.