Shooting Investigation – 700 Block of N. Elm Street

Champaign Police were dispatched at 7:48 p.m. on October 29, 2022, to the 500 Block of West Washington Street for a report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male from Champaign with a gunshot wound to the back. Police officers immediately rendered medical aid with assistance from the Champaign Fire Department until the victim could be transported to an area hospital. He remains in stable condition.

The initial investigation indicated that even though the victim was located on Washington Street, the shooting incident was reported to have taken place in the 700 Block of N. Elm Street. The victim was walking in that area when he heard a single gunshot, which struck him from behind. Following the shooting, the victim fled the area on foot and made it several blocks before approaching a residence in the 500 Block of W. Washington Street to request assistance from the occupants.

Officers canvassed the surrounding area for witnesses and video footage that may be of investigative assistance. Any resident or business with exterior surveillance camera systems in the nearby area is encouraged to notify the police department. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing. Future updates may be provided as they become available.

Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional information please call 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. Crime Stoppers does not utilize caller ID tracking, 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.