On Dec. 11, 2021, at approximately 8:56 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of North 5th Street and East Bradley Avenue for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located more than 50 shell casings and were advised a 19-year-old male arrived at a local hospital by personal transport with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left arm. The male reported being the victim of a drive-by shooting.
On Dec. 12, 2021, at approximately 12:38 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of North Walnut Street for the report of a shooting with injuries. A 29-year-old male suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his lower left leg. The preliminary investigation indicates the shots fired followed a fight that occurred moments before.
On Dec. 12, 2021, at approximately 1:01 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 700 block of Hollycrest Drive for the report of shots fired. A 22-year-old male suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left arm and a graze wound to his stomach. The preliminary investigation indicates there was a large gathering when the unknown offender(s) fired shots and fled the scene in a vehicle.
It is not known if there is any relationship between these incidents or not at this time.
Any resident or business in the nearby areas of the shootings 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 into all three shootings continues. 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 these crimes.