On June 13, 2021, at approximately 10 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1200 block of Providence Circle for the report of shots fired. While investigating the report, police were notified at approximately 10:24 p.m. that a 17-year-old male arrived at a local hospital by personal transport with a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his chest. The victim remains at the hospital in stable condition.
The preliminary investigation indicates the shooting event occurred in the parking lot of an apartment complex. A total of 14 shell casings from two different caliber firearms were recovered by police at the scene. Multiple apartments and vehicles were additionally struck by gunfire. Only one victim has been reported to police.
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. 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 this crime.