Officers from the Champaign Police Department responded to Apricot Drive at 12:56 a.m. on April 12, 2022, for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers located a female victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and rendered medical aid. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and is presently in stable condition.
The investigation revealed that two male subjects were showing a firearm to the victim and her boyfriend, and it accidentally discharged, striking her leg. The firearm and the two subjects were not immediately located.
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.