Overnight shooting in Champaign sends one man to hospital

CHAMPAIGN – Police are looking for at least two men involved in an overnight shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

At about 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, Champaign police received word that a 22-year-old male gunshot victim had arrived at Provena Covenant Medical Center. According to a police press release, his condition is unknown at this time.

Investigators determined that the man had been shot sometime around 2:30 a.m. near the Mobil Super Pantry at 1503 N. Neil St., C. According to the release, preliminary information leads police to believe that the shooting may have stemmed from a fight that took place inside the business a few moments prior.

A few moments after stepping outside, the man was shot by a second male, who was not involved in the initial confrontation.

Police are still investigating and are asking for help from the public. Anyone with information is asked to call Champaign police at 217-351-4545 or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (373-TIPS). Tips can also be submitted through www.373tips.com or by text by sending CCTIP plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).

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