(Champaign) — 22-year-old George Korchev was killed in a shooting in Champaign early (12:38 a.m.) Sunday morning. Three others also received non-life-threatening injuries from gunfire that erupted after an altercation during an apartment party in the 300 block of East Green Street, according to University of Illinois Campus Police. Another person was hit by a car while running from the area. Police have indicated that the victims, one of whom is a university student, were not involved in the fight.
Another shooting took place approximately 30 minutes later at 1:08 a.m. in the 700 block of South State Street. One victim was injured with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Police believe the two incidences are related.
Police are still looking for the shooter, as well as the motorist involved in the accident. Anyone who was at the party or witnessed the events is urged to contact the Champaign Police Investigations Division at email@example.com or 217-351-4545.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 or by visiting www.373tips.com. Information can also by reported by texting “CCTIP” to 274637.
UPDATED 9/25 – 5:36 PM. Added deceased man’s name.