Officers from the Champaign Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Hunters Pond Run at 2:43 a.m. on April 10, 2022, for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers located a female victim with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and rendered medical aid. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is presently in stable condition.
An investigation revealed that the victim was driving northbound on N Market Street when the driver was struck by a bullet in the neck. As a result of the shooting, the driver crashed the vehicle and it sustained heavy damage. A passenger from the vehicle also sustained minor injuries related to the crash but refused medical assistance. A search of the area revealed a scene in the 2300 to 2500 blocks of N Market Street with more than a dozen shell casings.
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 cash rewards of $5,000 for tips that lead to an arrest in any homicide case, $2,500 for tips leading to an arrest in a felony crime involving a firearm, and up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any other crime.