Shooting Investigation – 600 Block of E. University Avenue

Champaign Police were dispatched at 2:58 a.m. on July 5, 2024, to an area hospital after two people arrived by personal transport with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers learned that a 41-year-old male victim from Champaign had suffered a potentially life-threatening injury to the abdomen and a 28-year-old female victim from Champaign had suffered a graze. Officers interviewed the pair to determine details of the incident that led to their injuries. Both remain hospitalized in stable condition.

The initial investigation indicates that the victims were attending a gathering in the parking lot of a business in the 600 block of E. University Avenue when the man and an unknown subject engaged in a verbal altercation. As the altercation quickly escalated, the unknown subject produced a firearm and fired a shot, wounding both victims. The subject then fled the area while the victims were transported to an area hospital for medical assistance.

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.