Homicide Investigation – 1500 Block of Holly Hill Drive

On October 30, 2021, at approximately 3:52 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1500 block of Holly Hill Drive for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located an unidentified male with a single life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest. Officers provided CPR and medical aid until emergency medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicates a group of individuals were gathered near an abandoned residence. The group moved to the backyard of the residence and gunfire ensued.  The suspects fled the area prior to police arrival.  The victim was located by officers inside of the abandoned residence.

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.