14-year-old boy shot at apartment complex


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign police are investigating a shooting that hospitalized a young boy.

A press release from the Champaign Police Department says officers responded to the 2100 block of West White Street for a reported shooting.

When they got to the scene, police found a 14-year-old boy who had been shot several times.

Officers say he was taken to a hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Investigators say a suspect approached the boy inside an apartment building and started shooting. Seven shell casings were found at the scene, officers say.

No arrests have been made.

Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to notify the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.

Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional information to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

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Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.

ORIGINAL STORY: CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday afternoon in west Champaign.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. at Gramercy Park Apartments.

Officers say one person was shot and taken to a local hospital.

No further information was immediately available.

This is a developing story.

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