Champaign Police were dispatched at 5:48 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, to the 1100 Block of N. Third Street for a report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male victim from Champaign who had sustained multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers on-scene immediately rendered medical aid with the assistance of the Champaign Fire Department. The victim was then transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Minutes after the shooting, two more victims arrived at an area hospital by personal transport. One victim, a 20-year-old male from Champaign, sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the hand. Additionally, a 28-year-old male from Champaign sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the foot. Both remain in stable condition. In addition to these injuries, three vehicles and one building were struck by gunfire.
The initial investigation indicates that the victims were standing near Third Street when a vehicle approached the occupants opened fire. The vehicle 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 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.
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