The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

UIPD continues investigation into off-campus shooting

The University of Illinois Police Department released an update on its investigation into a shooting that occurred early morning on Sunday. The incident occurred at the 600 block of South Third Street in Champaign. 

The update stated, “preliminary investigation suggests that two men at the party became involved in an altercation, which escalated into both producing firearms and attempting to shoot the other.”

One University student, who was not involved in the altercation, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

According to the press release, witnesses disclosed that one of the suspects is a Hispanic man with short brown hair, a beard, neck tattoos and a brown trench coat. The other suspect is a Hispanic man with braided hair and a blue shirt. 

However, the update noted that “information about the race or ethnicity of alleged offenders is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics.”

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    UIPD asks that anyone with information on the incident contact police at 217-333-1216, and that anyone with potential photo or video evidence upload it to the evidence submission portal.

     

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