Officers investigate deadly shooting

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are investigating the second deadly shooting in less than 24 hours.

A caller found a man dead inside of a car Friday afternoon, around 3:15 p.m. Police responded to shots fired at East Hill and 3rd Streets. Officials said the man was 30 years old.

Police have their crime scene unit set up and the coroner is also parked there.

Someone who knows the man said he was in a vehicle parked between two houses. Police covered up where that car was parked.

That same person who knows him said a neighbor apparently thought he was sleeping in the car when she first saw him, but later realized he was not. The neighbor also reported what looked like a gunshot wound.

Police are asking for any resident or nearby business with outside security video to contact the police department. They believe video may be helpful in the investigation.

“Currently, there is no information to connect this homicide to the Nov. 12 homicide, but evidence is still being gathered.”

Officers are still investigating this shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Champaign Police at (217) 351-4545 or call Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477. You can also submit tips online.

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