On Oct. 24, 2021, at approximately 1:13 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Town Center Boulevard and North Prospect Avenue for the report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 24-year-old male inside a vehicle with a single life-threatening gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation indicates two vehicles were involved in a road rage incident and the occupant(s) of one of the vehicles fired at the other vehicle, striking the victim, and causing the victim’s vehicle to crash in the nearby area where officers located the injured male.
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.