Champaign Police were dispatched to the fire station at 702 W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign at 7:40 p.m. on July 2, 2022, when a male victim arrived there via personal transport seeking medical aid for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim, a 34-year-old Champaign resident, was struck in the upper thigh. He was transported to an area hospital where he remains in stable condition.
The victim stated that he was in the front yard of a property in the 1100-block of Joanne Lane when a vehicle sped past, and he heard multiple gunshots before being hit. No other victims have been identified in this incident and no property damage has been found, but a crime scene with multiple shell casings has been located at the location provided. 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 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. 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.