RANTOUL — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding the person or people who fired gunshots in Rantoul last week.
About 1:30 p.m. Thursday, officers were sent to Bel Place and Bel Air Drive, where several residents reported hearing two gunshots. Officers initially could not find evidence of a shooting but eventually located two victims who reported they arrived at a home in that area and saw three young men nearby.
One of the three fired two shots from a handgun at the two victims, who ran into a home. The trio ran away.
No injuries were reported, and police could find no damage or evidence.
The suspects were described as three teen-age males. Two were wearing dark-colored hoodies, and the third was wearing a gray-colored hoodie.
Police believe they intentionally targeted the men at whom they shot.
If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, 373tips.com or via the P3 Tips mobile app.
Tipsters are always completely anonymous when contacting Crime Stoppers. All tips are electronically stripped of any personally identifying information and processed by a third-party answering service.
Tipsters will never be asked their name and are given a secret code number to use when checking on a possible reward. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 may be paid on tips that lead to an arrest.
Crime Stoppers reminds the public that its "Gun Bounty Reward" program is ongoing. Anyone who provides a tip that leads to the arrest of a person who uses a gun during a felony will receive a $1,000 reward.