Champaign police investigating gunfire

Champaign police investigating gunfire

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are investigating yet another report of gunfire in that city late Saturday morning.

As far as they know, no one was injured.

Sgt. Dave Griffet said police were sent to a shots fired called near Williamsburg Drive and Summerlin Lane, just north of Bradley Avenue and east of Mattis Avenue about 11:30 a.m.

"They found no one in the area. They did find evidence that would indicate a handgun had been discharged," he said.

Griffet said witnesses police were able to locate were uncooperative or had very little information.

"At this time, we don't know of anyone being hit and we're not aware of property damage. It's very frustrating that at 11:30 in the morning on one of the nicest weekends of the year, people have to do this," he said.

The shooting is at least the 15th in Champaign since the middle of March. Police are stepping up investigative efforts to find out who's responsible.

Of the shootings police know of, two people were hit by gunfire on March 29, but neither was seriously injured.

Urbana police are investigating a shooting last Monday that resulted in a man being struck in the buttocks by gunfire that came from outside the apartment where he was visiting in the 1300 block of Brookstone Court in northeast Urbana.

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