Shooting Investigation – 300-Block of N Walnut Street

On September 4, 2022, at approximately 1:18 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the intersection of Walnut and Main Street for a report of an aggravated battery and shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a 34-year-old Urbana man with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the arm and leg and immediately rendered medical aid. The victim was transported by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital, where he is currently in stable condition.

Officers completed a canvass of the surrounding area, locating shell casings in the 300-block of N. Walnut Street. The Champaign Police Crime Scene Unit responded to process the scene. Officers continue to gather details related to this incident, and the cause of the shooting remains unclear at this time.

Residents and businesses nearby with exterior surveillance camera systems and witnesses with cell phone video footage 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 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; 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.