One injured in shooting in northwest Champaign

One injured in shooting in northwest Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating a shooting Friday night in northwest Champaign that sent one man to the hospital.

Spokeswoman LaEisha Meaderds said police were called to the 2000 block of Cynthia Drive at 9:07 p.m. Friday on reports of multiple shots fired.

Preliminary investigation shows that a 25-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle when he was shot. He was taken to an area hospital with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact the Champaign Police Department Investigations Division at 217-351-4545 or, if wishing to remain anonymous, Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 or or via the free "P3 Tips" smartphone app.

Meaderds said police do not yet know if this shooting is related to one that happened about 15 minutes later near Champaign Central High School at the end of a boys' basketball game, leaving at least three injured.

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