Girl hit by glass fragments from gunfire

Girl hit by glass fragments from gunfire

CHAMPAIGN — No one is believed to have been wounded by gunfire, but a girl was hit with glass fragments from a shattered door after two men began firing at each other in a northeast Champaign neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

Champaign police say the shooting broke out after the two men argued in the 1200 block of Carver Drive around 2:30 p.m. Police are still looking for both men, who had fled the scene by the time they arrived.

Two homes were damaged by the gunfire, and a 15-year-old girl was hit with glass when a storm door shattered. Two other women were in the immediate vicinity when the shooting began, but neither reported injuries, according to a police report.

Police found a gun in the backyard of one of the homes damaged by the gunfire. One of the suspects is reported to have fled east on Bradley Avenue riding a red motorcycle. The other left the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.

Police are seeking the public's help in finding the two men and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Information can be reported to Champaign police by calling 351-4545, or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 373-TIPS. Information can also be sent by anonymous Web tip by visiting http://www.373tips.com or by texting keyword "CCTIP" plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).

Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Sunday's was the third shooting in Champaign-Urbana in less than one week, though police did not indicate whether the incidents are related.

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