Man shot and killed in Champaign


By Maaike Niekerk, Summer Editor

A statement released from the City of Champaign announced Saturday morning that a man was shot at the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue Sunday night.

According to the statement, the victim, a 34 year old man from Champaign, was hit by gunfire after exiting his car in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

The suspect fired multiple shots at the man, who ran to a nearby apartment for cover after being hit. The suspect then fled the scene.

According to the news release, the victim was given medical aid on the scene for a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound. He was then transported to a local hospital by ambulance, where he was declared to be in critical condition and eventually died from his injuries.

The Champaign Police department said that no other injuries have been reported from this incident. 

Get The Daily Illini in your inbox!

  • Catch the latest on University of Illinois news, sports, and more. Delivered every weekday.
  • Stay up to date on all things Illini sports. Delivered every Monday.
Thank you for subscribing!

As of Sunday morning, no arrests had been made in response to the incident. Officers are currently examining video footage of the surrounding area and encouraging nearby businesses and residents to come forward if they have any additional footage.

Champaign Police has requested that anyone with additional information call 217-351-4545. 

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at the number 217-373-8477, or online here. Cash rewards may be given to anyone submitting a tip leading to an arrest in a homicide case.


[email protected]