Police investigate after 19-year-old hurt in shooting


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Police said two people were arrested after a 19-year-old girl was shot Wednesday afternoon.

They said it happened just after 2 p.m. in the area of Eureka and 4th Street in Champaign.

Police officials said the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The two suspects, a 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old Omarion Purnell were arrested for their alleged involvement.

Officers responded to this shooting after responding to another near 5th and Washington Streets. No one was hurt in that shooting, but a house was hit. Police are still investigating to see if these two incidents were related.

Anyone with information regarding either shooting is asked to call Champaign Police or the Champaign County Crime Stoppers.

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