Suspects sought in Champaign shootings

CHAMPAIGN – Police are looking for suspects in two separate shootings in Champaign over the weekend.

A 16-year-old Wooster, Ohio, girl received minor injuries in a shooting Saturday that shattered the window of a vehicle. Four other people were in the car.

The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of South Garfield Avenue, according to a Champaign police report.

Police said the vehicle, which the report didn't describe, was occupied by the Ohio teen, an 18-year-old male and two 16-year-old males, all from Champaign, and a 14-year-old female from Bondville.

A suspect had not been located, according to Champaign police spokeswoman Joan Walls.

Friday night, a 42-year-old Champaign man was shot at his mobile home, Walls said.

The man reported that two men forced their way into his home on Tulip Tree in Shadowwood Mobile Home Park about 8:25 p.m. Friday, Walls said.

The Champaign man was shot, although his injuries were reported as non-life-threatening, she said. The victim went to the hospital himself.

One attacker in that case was described as a black male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds wearing dreadlocks with blonde streaks in his hair.

The other was described as a black male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with dreadlocks that had reddish streaks, she said.

Anyone with information about either of these shootings is urged to call Champaign police at 351-4545 or Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

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