Champaign Police were dispatched at 9:30 a.m. on November 11, 2022, to the alley in the 500-block of N. Elm Street for a report of a shooting with injury. As officers arrived on-scene, they located a 23-year-old Champaign man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. Police Officers and personnel from the Champaign Fire Department immediately rendered medical aid until he could be transported by ambulance to an area hospital. He remains there in stable condition at this time.
The initial investigation indicates that the man was walking in the alley when a vehicle approached him and opened fire before driving away. In addition to the injured person, a vehicle was damaged in this shooting incident. This is believed to be a targeted incident and poses no immediate danger to the broader community at this time. Officers remain on-scene, conducting a thorough canvass of 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.
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