CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois police say they’re searching for suspects after two shootings over the weekend left one dead and four injured.
University Police Department chief Jeff Christensen says one of the injured victims was a student. Authorities have identified the man who died early Sunday as 22-year-old George Korchev of Mundelein. Authorities say Korchev and the four injured were not involved in the shootings. Those injured had non-critical wounds.
University of Illinois Chancellor Robert J. Jones said in an email to campus that a public vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday on the Main Quad to support the shooting victims. It will include a moment of silence and speeches from campus leaders.
Jones says the victims were “bystanders caught in a senseless act of violence.”