MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The University of Illinois Police Department cancelled the state of emergency alert following a shooting involving casualties that occurred near the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus on Sunday.
Illini-Alert. The emergency has ended. Check your email for more information.— Illini-Alert (@IlliniAlert) 25 сентября 2016 г.
On Sunday, at around 00:38 a.m. (05:38 GMT) Champaign police officers received reports of shots fired near the University of Illinois. The police arrived at the scene and found people with gunshot wounds.
"Four victims were located on-scene with gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to area hospitals, where one died from his injuries and three reportedly sustained non-critical injuries. A fifth individual who was running from the gunfire was struck by a vehicle on E. Green St. and received minor injuries," the police said.
The police suggest that the conflict took place during an apartment party at a nearby street.
The shooters appear to have left the area. The investigation is underway.