Champaign Police were dispatched at 12:24 a.m. on November 25, 2022, to the 800-block of Dennison Drive for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers encountered a 36-year-old Champaign man with multiple potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers and personnel from the Champaign Fire Department immediately rendered medical aid until he could be transported to an area hospital. At this time, the victim remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
The initial investigation indicates that an impromptu gathering was occurring in the 800-block of Dennison Drive when an argument between multiple individuals escalated, resulting in an exchange of gunfire. During the exchange, the victim was struck multiple times in the torso and legs. The involved parties then quickly left the area. Officers continue to canvass 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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