CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – University of Illinois Police are investigating a stabbing early this morning near East Green and First Streets, leaving two U of I students with non-life-threatening injuries.

At 1:54 a.m. on Friday, police were called to the 100 block of East Green Street in Champaign. Officers found two victims in an alleyway. One had multiple stab wounds to the abdomen, and the other had a superficial stab wound.

Police said that the student reported that they had been involved in a verbal argument with three people prior to the incident. Those three fled from the area after the stabbing.

Multiple University Police officers searched the area but were not able to find the suspects.

The incident prompted an Illini alert that was sent out to all students, faculty and staff.

Officials said the students were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening.

The investigation is ongoing. University Police said that investigators have obtained security camera footage from local businesses and will be seeking additional video.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect updated information that the incident occurred in Champaign. Initial reports indicated the incident occurred in Urbana.