Shots fired at mall

Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are investigating shots that were fired near Marketplace Mall.

It happened on Saturday, January 25 around 8:30 p.m.

Police say it happened outside the mall.

Several cars were hit by bullets in the parking lot and the mall was taped off.

Johnathon Huron was in the mall during the lockdown. He says, “She froze up. Which was my fiancé. And whenever she froze up, I said ‘Hey, it will be okay.'”

Huron’s fiancé began texting family members updating them about the situation.

When they were able to leave, they didn’t notice a bullet hole that went through the windshield.

Huron describes the situation as “being at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Police were seen running inside the mall with rifles and the K-9 unit was there assisting too.

Investigators say no one is hurt at this time.

They are still actively looking for the suspect.

Champaign Police and Illinois State Police are still on scene and investigating.

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