More than 50 Casings Recovered at Shooting on Green St Near 2nd St, Champaign

Green Street and 2nd Street Champaign Street View (Image Capture July 2019 ©2021)
Green Street and 2nd Street Champaign Street View (Image Capture July 2019 ©2021).

Police and paramedics from Champaign responded about 11:28 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 responded to a report of a shooting in the block of 100 East Green Street in Champaign. University Police at the University of Illinois initially tweeted the incident defined as a “hazard” at 11:34 p.m.

Police in the area heard the gunshots, and responded to the area. Witnesses at the scene saw the drivers of two vehicles flee eastbound on Green Street and also saw the vehicles travel northbound on 4th Street. Upon arrival, Champaign police officers located a 20-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and began providing medical aid. The victim was transported to a local hospital and taken into surgery in critical condition, according to Champaign Police Department.




Initially there was a report that there were two injured victims. A second shooting victim was not initially confirmed, and it was unknown whether a second victim was shot or injured by another mechanism.

According to the Champaign Police Department, the preliminary investigation indicates there was a gathering of individuals when the victim was shot. Multiple cars at the scene were damaged by gunfire, and police recovered more than 50 casings at the scene.

Champaign Police Department requests that any resident or business agent in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems notify the police department, according to the Champaign Police Department. Captured video images may be of investigative assistance, according to the Champaign Police Department.




No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation is ongoing. Future updates may be provided as they become available, according to the Champaign Police Department. One of suspect vehicles may have been involved in a crash at Broadway Avenue and Main Street in Urbana. Three people fled on foot from the crash scene at that intersection.

Initially, Champaign police did not provide a description of the shooter(s), and did not specify whether there was one shooter or more than one shooter, or whether people may have been shooting at each other.




Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional information about the shooting to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

Citizens are reminded that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous. Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives your information, completes a tips information form, and then passes the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.

Aerial View of 2nd St and Green Street Champaign (Imagery ©2021 Google, Imagery ©2021 Champaign County GIS Consortium, Maxar Technologies, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2021)
Aerial View of 2nd St and Green Street Champaign (Imagery ©2021 Google, Imagery ©2021 Champaign County GIS Consortium, Maxar Technologies, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2021).

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Champaign Police extended its appreciation to all local first responder and emergency response personnel who assisted in the immediate investigation.