Champaign Police seek information about a series of shootings
Champaign -- Champaign Police have responded to 15 gun-related calls, two armed robberies, a stabbing, and a residential burglary, all in the last week. Three individuals were shot and another three arrested, but police continue to search for more than a dozen possible suspects.
The series of shootings began last Thursday evening on North State Street, where witnesses say they heard seven or eight shots, but not injuries were reported.
The next night, two blocks up the road, another shooting. But this time, a 16-year-old was caught in the crossfire. His injuries were not life-threatening.
Two other men also suffered non life-threatening gun-shot wounds at a separate shooting on the 1200 block of Carver Drive.
Police continue to look for individuals involved with all these incidents.
"Anyone that is remotely criminally associated with these shooters, we are using every legal means available to arrest them and take them off the streets," said Champaign Police Deputy Chief, Troy Daniels. "So that is what we are doing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And we have a group of well over 20 people right now that we are looking at and we are already starting to build the cases that we need to build."
Champaign police did arrest one man when they responded to a shots-fired call on the 2500 block of Springfield have early Tuesday morning, as well as two suspects in one of the armed robberies.
Anyone with information on any of the crimes is asked to call Champaign Police. If you would like to submit a tip anonymously, you can also reach out to Crimestoppers. Individuals can receive up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest.