UPDATED: Man shot in northwest Champaign

UPDATED: Man shot in northwest Champaign

UPDATED 10:30 a.m. Monday

CHAMPAIGN -- Police are still seeking a suspect after a 22-year-old man was shot in the 1100 block of North James Street in northwest Champaign on Sunday afternoon.

According to a press release, the victim told police he was walking in the area around 4:40 p.m. Sunday when he was shot by an unknown male. He was being treated for non-life threatening injuries on Sunday night at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Officers received information from witnesses about the suspect's possible whereabouts. Police immediately began searching the area, according to the release, but could not find the shooter.

On Monday morning, police released a description of the suspected shooter. He is descibed as a light-skinned black man in his early to mid-20s, about 6 feet tall with a medium to heavy build, with short hair and a closely trimmed beard. He was wearing a white T-shirt and red shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Champaign police at 217-351-4545, or callers may remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 217-373-8477. Tips can also be submitted through www.373tips.com or by texting CCTIP plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).

The original version of this story incorrectly identified the victim's gender based on erroneous information provided by Champaign police.

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