Yesterday evening, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Champaign police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Clock Street and Bellefontaine Street, in reference to multiple gunshots heard in the area.
Upon arrival, officers searched the area and were unable to locate the scene of a shooting. Within minutes, officers were informed that two male gunshot victims, ages 23 and 27, had arrived by car at Carle Hospital’s Emergency Room.
Officers later received information from witnesses that two males were observed standing near the corner of Bellefontaine and Clock Streets when a dark-colored vehicle stopped along the curb in front of them. A black male passenger in the vehicle then leaned out of the window and began firing multiple rounds at the two males.
At the hospital, officers made contact with one of the victims, who reported being in the area of Clock and Bellefontaine when he was shot by a male subject driving a dark-colored vehicle. The second victim was receiving medical treatment at the time of police interviews. Police do not believe that this crime was a random act of violence, and are seeking information from the public that may lead to the arrest of the shooter.
Anyone with information about this crime can contact the Champaign Police Department by calling (217) 351-4545, or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-8477 (TIPS.) Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: www.373tips.com by texting keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).