Champaign Police were dispatched at 2:03 a.m. on April 29, 2023, to the 700 Block of Sherwood Terrace in Champaign for a report of a Shooting with Injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 32-year-old male victim from Champaign with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the left leg. Officers and personnel with the Champaign Fire Department immediately rendered aid until emergency personnel could arrive. Following on-scene care, the victim elected to self-transport to an area hospital by personal vehicle.
The initial investigation indicated that the victim had been standing outside his home when a vehicle approached, and a subject known to the victim opened fire before driving away. The victim indicated that he and the subject had engaged in an argument earlier in the night. At this time, no other injuries or property damage have been confirmed.
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.