Man hospitalized in Urbana shooting

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Police are still looking for a suspect in connection to the shooting of a 25-year-old man. 

The man was shot Tuesday on the 600 block of North Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

The victim walked into Provena Hospital and was then transported to Carle Hospital, where he underwent surgery for gunshot wounds. 

The full extent of his injuries are not known, but they were described as serious and he is still hospitalized, said Bryant Seraphin, criminal investigation division commander for the Urbana Police Department. 

The shooter has not yet been identified. Police are searching for a mid-sized white General Motors SUV. Broken glass was found on the scene and could be indicative of windows shot out from the SUV, Seraphin said.  

A man with a possible connection to the shooting was seen running northbound from the area of the shooting immediately after the incident. He was described by witnesses as an African-American male in his 20s, wearing a navy Adidas sports jacket. 

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Urbana Police Department at 217-384-2320. 

Callers may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS or texting “CCTip” plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

Abigale Svoboda contributed to this report.