On Dec. 29, 2020, at approximately 7:29 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1800 block of West John Street for multiple reports of shots heard. As officers arrived, METCAD advised a 19-year-old female shooting victim had arrived at a local hospital by personal transport with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her leg.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was struck by gunfire while seated inside of a parked car. Police are currently processing the crime scene and interviewing possible witnesses. No arrests have been made at this time.
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 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.