Champaign police investigating latest shooting


CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are investigating another shooting in that city Monday night that left a man injured.

Lt. Robert Rea said police were sent to the 2100 block of West White Street about 7:16 p.m. for a shots fired call. They found evidence of shots having been fired and talked to witnesses who saw a person shooting from one vehicle at another vehicle. However, no victims or shooters were found there.

Witnesses described one of the vehicles as a tan or gold-colored newer model car that was last seen leaving Gramercy Apartments going east on White Street toward Country Fair Drive.

The driver was reported to be a man with a handgun who was shooting at a white Pontiac.

Officers later found an abandoned white Pontiac near Mattis and Kirby avenues that had several damaged areas believed to be bullet holes.

About 8:14 p.m., officers were sent to Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana for a report of a 22-year-old man who had been shot in the leg. He said he was hit while driving a white Pontiac near the Gramercy Apartments.

No arrests have been made and Champaign police are asking for the community’s help as they actively investigate the shooting.

Since late May, there have been more than 15 gun-related crimes in the city.

Anyone with information about the latest shooting or any crime can contact Champaign Police at 217-351-4545. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: www.373tips.com or by texting keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES). 

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