On June 5, 2021, at approximately 2:28 a.m., Champaign Police were in the vicinity of the 30 block of East Main Street when officers heard a series of gun shots. Officers proceeded to the south alley of the 30 block of East Main Street and located a 20-year-old male suffering from three non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in his left arm and left hip. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he has undergone surgery.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was in the alley when a large fight occurred. An unidentified person fired shots in the direction of the victim, striking him three times. There is limited information surrounding a description or identity of the suspect.
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.
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Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.