On May 14, 2021, at approximately 1:27 a.m., a 28-year-old male self-reported he had been shot after arriving by personal transport at a local hospital. Upon arrival, he was found to be suffering from three non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. A short time later a second victim, a 19-year-old male, flagged down a University of Illinois Police Officer and stated he had been shot and was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his hand.
A shooting scene was located by police in a downtown Champaign parking lot in the 50 block of East Main Street. The preliminary investigation indicates that both victims were walking when a white sedan pulled alongside them. As the white sedan approached, two subjects began firing from the front and rear passenger side seats, striking the victims. A total of 15 casings were recovered by police.
No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing. 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.