Champaign Police were dispatched at 10:11 p.m. on May 24, 2023, to the 1200 Block of Providence Circle in Champaign for a report of a Shooting with Injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old male victim from Champaign with a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers and personnel with the Champaign Fire Department immediately rendered aid until emergency personnel could arrive. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance, where he remains in critical condition.
The initial investigation indicates a fight was taking place between multiple people when an unknown subject(s) fired multiple rounds toward the crowd, striking one person before fleeing 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. At this time, no other injuries or property damage have been confirmed.
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.