Officers from the Champaign Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of N McKinley Avenue at 11:30 a.m. on May 4, 2022, for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a scene spanning two blocks at the intersection of McKinley and Beardsley with multiple shell casings and at least one vehicle struck by gunfire.
The preliminary investigation revealed that two subjects were on foot on McKinley Avenue when they fired on a sedan driving west down Beardsley Avenue. The driver of the sedan exited the vehicle before being picked up by another sedan and leaving the scene. Shortly after the incident, a male subject arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the torso.
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.