Woman critically injured in shooting near downtown Champaign

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Woman critically injured in shooting near downtown Champaign

Champaign Police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning that critically injured a woman north of downtown.

Lieutenant Nate Rath said officers responded to the 700 block of North Hickory Street at around 1:45 a.m. for reports of gunfire.

Rath said that when they arrived on scene, they learned that a 25-year-old woman had been taken to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds.

He said the preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was one of several passengers in a vehicle that departed the American Legion on North Hickory Street.

As the vehicle traveled northbound on Hickory Street, Rath said, a second vehicle pulled alongside and opened fire into the victim's vehicle, striking the woman. There are no other known injuries at this time.

He said there is no information on the suspect available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Champaign Police at 351-4545 or remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 373-TIPS.

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