On May 18, 2022, at approximately 7:23 p.m., Champaign Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 400 Block of E Church Street. Upon arrival, officers learned that one house was struck in the shooting, and a child inside the home sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his hand. He was treated at a local hospital and released. Soon thereafter, officers learned an 18-year-old male arrived at a local hospital by personal transport with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his arm.
A scene was located at the intersection of E Church Street and N Fourth Street with multiple shell casings in the right-of-way. A preliminary investigation revealed that two suspects were on foot in the area when they opened fire on a third individual on the street. The suspects then fled the area.
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.