Police conduct shooting investigation


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign Police are investigating after two people were hurt in a shooting on Monday.

Police officials said officers responded to the 400 block of Louisiana Avenue shortly before 12 p.m. for a shooting. When they arrived, police found out an 18-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man were hurt and taken to the hospital. The girl had a gunshot wound in her thigh while the man had one in his lower leg.

Officers said during their initial investigation, they found out the two victims were walking in the area when they were approached by a car and someone in the vehicle shot at them.

Police stated they do not currently believe this shooting was related to one that happened overnight in the 1000 block of Holiday Drive.

The police department is asking anyone in that area with exterior security video to contact them. You can call them at (217) 351-4545. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can submit tips to Crime Stoppers by calling (217) 373-8477 or online. Crime Stoppers will pay a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved with this crime.

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