Champaign Police Search For Two Men In Connection To Shootings

June 12, 2013
Kevin Akins and Qwantrell Ayers

Champaign Police are searching for Kevin Akins, 22, and Qwantrell Ayers, 23, in connection with the shooting that occurred on June 7, 2013, in the 1100 block of Mimosa.

(Champaign Police Department)

Champaign Police have identified two suspects sought in a string of five gang-related shootings that have gone on since late last week. 

The department on Wednesday morning released photos of two men – 23-year old Qwantrell Ayers and 22-year old Kevin Akins. Both are sought on warrants for aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection to a shooting on Friday afternoon in the 1100 block of Mimosa. 

Bond for each of the men has been set at $1 million. Officers were called to Mimosa just past 1 p.m. on Friday for reports of shots fired. They found a red car damaged by gunfire with a back seat window blown out. 

Three others have been arrested, including two on Tuesday. A loaded gun was recovered from a home in the 400 block of North 3rd Street. 

Six people have been injured. Anyone with more information is asked to call Champaign Police or Crimestoppers.

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