Shooting Investigation – 1700 Block of West Springfield Avenue

On Dec. 17, 2021, at approximately 9:18 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1700 block of West Springfield Avenue for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old female with a gunshot wound to her right thigh and a second to her left foot. Officers immediately provided medical aid on scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was walking in the parking lot of a strip mall when she was shot. Witnesses reported seeing two males fleeing the scene on foot after the shots were fired. Champaign Police have recovered 10 shell casings from the scene.

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; 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.