Update at 10:30 a.m. on 5/25/23
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign Police officials have released new information about a shooting Wednesday night on Providence Circle, including the fact that the victim is in critical condition and fighting for his life.
Officials said officers responded to Providence, a street located near the intersection of Bradley and McKinley Avenues, at 10:11 p.m. for a report of a shooting with injuries. When, they arrived, officers found a 28-year-old man with a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound.
The man was given immediate aid on the scene and was taken to the hospital by ambulance, where he remains in critical condition.
Officials said the initial investigation indicated that a fight between multiple people had taken place at the scene. During that fight, an unknown subject or subjects fired multiple shots toward the crowd, hitting the victim, before fleeing the area.
This is the second shooting in Champaign on Wednesday that left someone hurt, following a domestic battery incident that escalated earlier in the day.
Officers are still canvassing the area to look for witnesses or video cameras that may have seen the shooting and may assist in the investigation. Anyone who either saw the shooting or who has exterior cameras on their homes or businesses in the area are encouraged to notify Champaign Police.
As of Thursday morning, no one has been arrested in connection to the shooting.
Anyone who has video footage or additional information is asked to call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545; arrangements can be made for information to be shared in private. People can also submit their knowledge to Crime Stoppers in order to remain anonymous. Tips can be submitted to them by calling 217-373-8477, visiting their website or using the P3 Tips app.
Crime Stoppers will reward tips that lead to an arrest with up to $2,500 in felony cases that involve a gun, but do not involve a death.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – Champaign Police are investigating a shooting with injuries that happened Wednesday night near Providence Circle.
At 11:43 p.m., Assistant to the Police Chief for Community Services Joe Lamberson confirmed with Lt. Aaron Lack there is an active investigation. He said details will be issued in a news release when they are available.