Champaign Police Respond to Multiple Reports of Gun Violence

The Champaign Police Department is investigating multiple reports of gun violence after responding to a shooting and several reports of shots fired on January 6, 2013.

The first report came in at 4:30 AM, when a resident in the 1400 block of Holly Hill reported to police that several rounds were fired into the home. One of the rounds was fired through the wall of a child’s bedroom. The 10 year-old was sleeping in another room at the time of the incident and was not injured. No suspects have been identified at this time.

At 2:09 PM, officers respond to the 200 block of Bellefontaine for a report of multiple shots fired in the area and glass breaking in a house. A 72 year-old woman reported that several shots were fired into her home by an unknown suspect(s). No injuries were reported. No suspects have been identified at this time.

At 7:53 PM, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Holly Hill Drive for a report of shooting. At the home, officers encountered a 23 year-old male gunshot victim who reported being shot while watching television in his living room with friends. There were eight additional occupants in the home, but none were injured. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

At 11:12 PM, in the 1500 block of Holly Hill, several residents reported hearing gunshots but could not identify a location. Two residents then discovered that several of the rounds had entered their homes. No injuries were reported in either incident. No suspects have been identified at this time.

Police will continue the investigations and make arrests whenever possible. If anyone has any information on any of these shootings, please contact the Champaign Police Department at 351-4545. A reward of up to $1,000 will also be paid by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of any person involved in these crimes. An anonymous call can be made to 373-8477 (TIPS) or an anonymous web tip can be submitted to Information can also be sent by texting keyword CCTIP plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).