On December 31, 2012 at approximately 6:22 AM the Champaign Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Honeysuckle. Upon arrival officers located two individuals with what appears to be gunshot injuries. One subject was transported to Carle Hospital but both were later pronounced dead by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.
The police response was initiated by a 911 call from the residence. The caller reported hearing an argument and then finding one victim who they believed had been shot. Shortly thereafter, the caller reported hearing another gunshot and finding a second subject with an apparent gunshot wound.
Upon police arrival, three juveniles ages 12, 10, and 3 months were taken from the residence. Counseling services were called to the scene and these children were in the custody of family members.
At this time police are not looking for any suspects and do not believe there is any danger to the community. Preliminary indicators are that this incident is a domestic related murder-suicide. No names are being released at this time.
In addition, anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call the Champaign Police Department at (217) 351-4545 or callers can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477 (TIPS). Information can also be provided via internet at www.373tips.com or text information anonymously by texting CCTIP plus information to 274637 (CRIMES).