On July 9, 2021, at approximately 2:53 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 300 block of West Bradley Avenue for the report of a fight, which escalated into a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of shots fired in the 300 block of West Bradley Avenue and were soon notified a 29-year-old Champaign male arrived by private transport at a local area hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The injured male’s condition is not known at this time but is believed to be serious.
The preliminary investigation indicates an outside altercation among subjects escalated into a shooting, and that there were multiple shooters. While on scene and during the initial investigation, officers located three handguns in the backyards of two residences.
Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to notify 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.