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Police Say Shootings in Champaign in the Last 3 Days are Connected

Updated: Wednesday, May 28 2014, 12:55 PM CDT
CHAMPAIGN -- 

The Champaign
Police Department is currently investigating two N. State Street shooting
incidents.
The most recent shooting occurred on Friday, May 23, 2014 at approximately 9:33
p.m. in the area of Eureka and State Streets (1000 N. State Street).



Police responded to the
area after witnesses reported hearing six or seven gunshots. Witnesses also
reported hearing the sound of someone screaming.



Upon arrival, officers
found a 16 year-old juvenile male who reported being shot by two (2) suspects
described as being black males wearing dark colored, hooded jackets. One
suspect wore a dark blue hooded jacket while the second suspect wore a black
hooded jacket. The victim was transported to Carle Hospital by ambulance for
medical treatment. His injury is not life threatening.



Initial information
gathered during this shooting investigation indicates that this incident is
related to another shooting which occurred on May 22, 2014, at approximately
7:46 p.m. in the 800 block of State Street.



In that shooting, Police
responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing seven or eight gunshots.
Witnesses also reported seeing a red car and a silver car exchanging gunfire.
Two vehicles and two houses were hit by several of the rounds; however, there
were no injuries. At least one of the homes was occupied at the time of the
shooting, and Police believe that resident was not the intended target of the
shooting.


We will provide more updates as they become available.
Police Say Shootings in Champaign in the Last 3 Days are Connected


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