Shooting Investigation – 2500 Block of W. Springfield Avenue

Champaign Police were dispatched at 7:34 p.m. on March 18, 2024, to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Avenue for a report of shots fired. As officers arrived in the area and began searching for evidence of a shooting, they located a 46-year-old Champaign man in medical distress unrelated to the initial call and immediately rendered aid while calling for medical transport. The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment and while there, it was determined that a wound on his arm had been caused by a gunshot. Officers responded to the hospital to interview the victim. The man was treated and released.

The initial investigation indicates that the victim was entering an apartment building when he was approached by three unknown subjects who quickly opened fire. The subjects then fled the area and have 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.