One Dead, Another Seriously Injured In Champaign Shootings


One man is reportedly dead and another seriously injured following two shooting early Saturday morning in north Champaign.

The first occurred about 2:15 a.m. in the 900 block of West Bradley Avenue, while the other occurred just before 4 a.m. at Summit Ridge and Hedge Road. 

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup tells the News-Gazette the victim in the second shooting, 24-year Jermel Hedrick of Champaign, has died. 

Meanwhile, Champaign Police say the fatal shooting may be connected to the first incident.

In the first incident, a 35-year old male was found unresponsive and taken to Carle Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Champaign Deputy Chief Troy Daniels tells the News-Gazette that multiple shots were fired at both locations.  

Story source: WILL