On Jan. 21, 2021, at approximately 12:02 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 600 Block of Teal Cove Court for reports of shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 37-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his back. He was transported to a local hospital and immediately taken into surgery. His injuries are not currently believed to be life threatening.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was traveling on foot when he was struck by gunfire that was discharged from inside a moving vehicle. Police are currently processing the crime scene and interviewing possible witnesses.
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. 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.