One man dead after evening shooting

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Update: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 7:49 a.m.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night as a homicide. They were called to the 200 block of Edgebrook Drive around 7:45 p.m.

Police found a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to the hospital, but died a short time later.

In a release, police said the victim was driving a car through a business parking lot in the 1500 block of North Neil Street when another car turned into the parking lot from Edgebrook Drive, passed the victim, and fired a gun at him. The victim left the parking lot and drove west onto Edgebrook where police said he lost consciousness, veered off the road, and drove through the front yard and garage of a house.

The victim’s name has not been released, and police have not made any arrests.

Police are asking anyone in the area with exterior surveillance systems to contact them.

Original: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 10:17 p.m.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are on the scene of an active investigation in Champaign.

Authorities were called to the intersection of Briar Lane and Edgebrook Drive around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Authorities confirm they’re investigating a shooting incident, and one victim possibly has life-threatening injuries.

Police say the victim was located on Edgebrook, but police are still working to learn where the shooting happened.

While WCIA crews were on scene, they saw an ambulance on scene and multiple cop cars. The area was blocked off. One man who lives in the neighborhood says his cousin lives in one of these houses. He says a car drove into her garage. His cousin is okay, but we’re still working to learn how or if that’s connected to the shooting.

If you know anything, please call police.

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