Update 9:18 a.m.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign Police and Champaign County’s Coroner have announced that one of the victims in Thursday night’s shooting has died.
Coroner Duane Northrup identified the victim as Jahiem Law, 20 of Champaign. He was pronounced dead at 10 p.m., two hours after the shooting happened.
Northrup also said that an autopsy is scheduled for Friday, but it appears that Law died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police officials added that a 21-year-old woman from Champaign was also shot in the leg, but she in stable condition and is expected to be ok.
The investigation indicated that two large groups of people met in a parking lot and began fighting. That’s when someone pulled out a gun and opened fire.
No one is in custody and police are still investigating.
Anyone who has video footage recorded in the area around the time of the shooting, or any other information that can help police, is asked to contact the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545 or Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477.
Any tip submitted to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and eligible for up to $5,000 in cash if an arrest is made using the information provided.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign Police said at least two people were shot Thursday evening.
Shell casings littered a parking lot and more than a dozen police officers were on the scene investigating a shooting that happened near Fox Drive and State Street in Champaign.
One woman was there just moments after the shooting happened.
“It was really kind of frighting in the sense that there was so much police presence,” Sujata Dey-Koontz said. “It’s kind of freaky to think of that many cars and police presence, and then learn that it was a shooting.”
Around 20 evidence markers lined the parking lot earlier in the evening. Police were still on the scene hours later at 10 p.m.
This is a developing story.