Champaign Police were dispatched at 2:24 a.m. on September 24, 2023, to the 200 block of N. Neil Street for a report of a shooting with injuries. On-scene, officers located two subjects with non-life-threatening injuries and immediately rendered medical aid with the assistance of the Champaign Fire Department. They included an 18-year-old female from Fort Worth, Texas, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the foot, and a 25-year-old male from Donna, Texas, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. Both were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Additionally, as officers worked to process the scene, a 25-year-old male victim from Gary, Indiana, also arrived at a local hospital by self-transport with a gunshot wound to the arm. All three victims remain in stable condition.
The initial investigation indicates that a group was gathered when one subject began firing rounds inside the gathering. That subject then fled the scene and has not yet been located. No other injuries and no property damage have been reported in this incident. 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, and the investigation is ongoing. Future updates may be provided as they become available.
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