Teen killed in Champaign shooting


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Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016. A 17-year-old male was killed after a shooting in Champaign on Thursday night.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

A 17-year-old male was killed after being shot in the 1500 block of West Kirby Avenue Thursday. 

According to the Champaign County Police Department, the preliminary investigation indicates the victim was sitting along the road with another individual when multiple masked suspects came on foot and fired upon them. 

The police are encouraging any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance cameras to notify the police department. 

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545 or Crime stoppers at 217-373-8477.

Tips to CPD and Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously, and Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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