Two shot, one dead after early morning shootings in Champaign

By Daily Illini Staff Report

One man died and another was injured in two separate incidents in Champaign Saturday morning.

According to a press release from Champaign Police Department, the first shooting occurred at 2:15 a.m. in the 900 block of West Bradley Avenue. The victim, a 35-year-old male, was found unresponsive by police on the ground with gunshot wounds. He was transported with life-threatening injuries to Carle Foundation Hospital.

He is alive at this time, according to the Champaign County Coroner.

The second victim, a 24-year-old male, was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m. Saturday from multiple gunshot wounds. The man, Jermel Hendrick, was shot at around 4 a.m. in the area of Summit Ridge and Hedge Road, according to the release.

When police arrived at the scene they found that Hendrick left the scene and was transported by car to Carle Hospital for life-threatening injuries.