Champaign Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Avenue at 11:08 p.m. on June 24, 2023, for a report of a Shooting with Injuries. On-scene, officers located a 34-year-old man from Champaign with a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound and immediately rendered medical aid with assistance from the Champaign Fire Department. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was initially listed in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.
The initial investigation indicated that the victim had recently parked his vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Shortly after exiting his vehicle, a suspect approached the victim and fired shots at him. The victim was struck by gunfire and ran to a nearby apartment. Following the shooting, the subject firing the weapon fled the area. No other injuries have been reported in this incident, but damage has been reported to a nearby building.
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.