In response to the recent shootings, the Champaign Police Department has been engaging community members in an effort to prevent further acts of violence.
The Champaign Police Department is continuing to investigate the shootings that have occurred since Friday afternoon. To date, several witnesses have been interviewed, evidence collected and one suspect arrested for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. The primary focus, during the investigation, is to identify the individuals who are responsible for these shootings. At the same time, the department recognizes the importance of involving community members in an effort to stop further violence.
“We want to stop any further bloodshed and will exhaust every available option to achieve this goal. All of these shootings placed innocent people in our neighborhoods at risk.
There are a lot of resources in the community and we are confident that there is someone out there who can help us solve this problem,” says Deputy Chief Joseph Gallo
The public is strongly urged to report any information which may lead to an arrest of the shooters. Crime Stoppers is one means by which information can be reported anonymously. “We are confident that someone knows these suspects. Please step up and share what you know, before a child is injured or someone dies. Even the smallest tip could lead to an arrest,” says Rene Dunn, Asst. to the Chief of Police for Community Service.
Information can reported to 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 or by texting keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest.