Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Friday, August 15, 2014, at approximately 3:10 AM, Champaign Police responded to a local hospital for a patient being treated for a gunshot wound.  The victim is a 26 year-old male. The injuries were not life threatening, and the victim was able to provide the police with a statement.

According to the victim, he was a passenger in a vehicle parked in a driveway somewhere on Bradley Avenue, west of Prospect Avenue.  The victim observed a suspect, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, approaching the car.  The suspect pointed a black handgun through the open window and fired 1-2 rounds, one of which struck the victim.

At this time, Champaign Police do not have any additional suspect information or an exact location where the incident took place.

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: or by texting keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).