On December 21, 2021, at approximately 1:52 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 300 block of Bloomington Road. While officers were on scene, an 18-year-old Champaign man, suffering from gunshot wounds to his lower extremities, arrived by personal transport at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Once officers responded to Carle Foundation Hospital, they recovered a 9mm handgun during a search of the vehicle the subject arrived in. The injured male was admitted and listed in stable condition.
The preliminary investigation indicates a silver vehicle and a red vehicle arrived at separate times in the parking lot at Golden Hour, 301 Bloomington Road. Suspect #1, the previously described injured male, exited the silver car and entered the business. As he exited the business, suspect #2, exited the passenger seat of the red vehicle and began to walk through the business doorway. Suspect #1 and suspect #2 had a disagreement while passing by each other. Both suspect #1 and suspect #2 produced handguns and fired at each other. Suspect #2 retreated into the business and suspect #1 entered the passenger seat of the silver car. Another person, suspect #3, exited the driver’s seat of the red vehicle, produced a handgun, and ran inside of the business. Suspect #3 quickly exited the business and fired in the direction of the silver car as it drove eastbound on Bradley Avenue. Suspect #2 and suspect #3 fled westbound on Bradley Avenue in the red vehicle.
There is limited information surrounding a description or identity of the additional two suspects. Suspect #2 is described as a black male wearing a black Nike jacket, black jogger-style pants, and black shoes. Suspect #3 is described as a black male wearing a maroon Nike sweatshirt and black shoes.
Future updates may be provided as they become available.
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