Champaign Police were dispatched at 7:50 p.m. on December 13, 2022, to the 900 block of W. Beardsley Avenue for a report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, Champaign Police located two victims with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, including a 48-year-old male shot in the leg and a 28-year-old male shot in the leg. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, where they were treated and released.
The initial investigation indicated that the two victims were on foot in the 900 block of West Beardsley when they were struck by gunfire. Officers collected evidence on-scene and canvassed 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.