At 5:43 a.m. on June 18, 2022, Officers from the Urbana Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of W. University Avenue and N. Goodwin Avenue for a report of a two-vehicle accident. Officers arriving on-scene found a 32-year-old male passenger in one vehicle with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the torso. Urbana officers immediately rendered medical aid and the victim was transported to an area hospital. Because the victim reported that the shooting took place in Champaign, Officers from the Champaign Police Department are pursuing the shooting investigation while Urbana Police continue to work the car accident.
The victim stated that he was in northwest Champaign when he was struck by a bullet. At this time, neither the victim nor the person driving him has been able to provide specific detail related to where he was or what could have led to the shooting. Police are canvassing neighborhoods but have not yet been able to identify a crime scene. Residents and businesses with exterior surveillance camera systems are 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 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. Anyone with information related to the car accident should contact the Urbana Police Department by calling 217-384-2320.
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.