Shooting Investigation – 2400 Block of N. Neil Street

Champaign Police were dispatched at 10:39 p.m. on December 31, 2023, to the 2400 block of N. Neil Street for a report of shots fired. As officers arrived on-scene and began to investigate, a 24-year-old woman from Rockford, Illinois, arrived at a local hospital by personal transport suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Champaign Police immediately sent officers to interview the victim while others on-scene located and processed evidence of gunfire. The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition, and no additional injuries have been identified in this incident. 

 The initial investigation indicates that the victim was seated in her vehicle when she heard multiple shots fired in the area by an unknown subject. The gunfire was found to have struck a building in the area and the victim’s vehicle, resulting in injury to the victim’s leg. The subject then fled the area and has not been located at this time. 

 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; 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.