University Police investigating off-campus shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – A shooting at a large house party just off campus Sunday morning injured one U. of I. student and prompted an Illini-Alert emergency notification.

At 4:20 a.m. Sunday, multiple 911 callers reported that shots had been fired outside of a large house party in the 600 block of South Third Street, Champaign.

Preliminary investigation suggests that two men at the party became involved in an altercation, which escalated into both producing firearms and attempting to shoot the other. One uninvolved bystander, a U. of I. student, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Police have recovered evidence from the shooting.

Witnesses said one of the suspects is a Hispanic man with short brown hair, a beard, neck tattoos and a brown trench coat. The other suspect is a Hispanic man with braided hair and a blue shirt.

Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged offenders is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual’s appearance.

University Police are investigating and ask that anyone submit potential photo or video evidence of the incident or suspects through our Evidence Submission Portal. Evidence may be submitted anonymously, but we encourage you to share your contact information to ensure that a thorough investigation can proceed.

Anyone with general information is encouraged to contact University Police at 217-333-1216. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (373-TIPS), by visiting or by providing information through the P3 Tips mobile app available on iOS and Android. All messages to Crime Stoppers are electronically stripped of identifying information and forwarded to police by an independent third party.