CHAMPAIGN – UPDATE 8:44 p.m.: Champaign Police have been informed that the victim succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital. This investigation has been reclassified as a Homicide.
Champaign Police were dispatched at 4:52 p.m. on November 4, 2022, to the 1100-Block of N. Elm Street for a report of a shooting with injuries. Shortly after officers arrived at the reported scene, an 18-year-old female victim from Champaign arrived at an area hospital by personal transport. Additional units immediately responded to the hospital. The victim had sustained multiple gunshots, including one life-threatening wound to the torso and another wound to the leg.
The initial investigation indicates that the victim was walking along Elm Street when two unknown subjects in masks approached on foot and opened fire. After striking the victim, the subjects ran away, quickly leaving the area. Officers continue to canvass the surrounding area for witnesses and video footage that may be of investigative assistance. Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to notify the police department. 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 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 373tips.com; 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.