On April 10, 2021, at approximately 11:56 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Neil and Vine Street for reports of shots fired. A short time later, at approximately 12:02 a.m. on April 11, METCAD 9-1-1 notified police that a 30-year-old male arrived by personal transport at a local hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was taken into surgery but succumbed to his injuries.
Champaign Police located a scene in the 0-20 block of East Vine Street in a parking lot that is north of the 600 block of North Neil Street. The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was found outside of a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds before being taken to the hospital by a personal vehicle. Police are currently processing the crime scene.
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 future updates may be provided as they become available. No arrests have been made.
Champaign Police ask anyone who has information on this incident 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.
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.