Police: No link between 2 weekend shootings in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Champaign police now believe two weekend shootings that left one man dead and four people wounded were not related.

Police initially said the Sunday morning shooting at a party at an apartment on Green Street in the University of Illinois campus’ primary bar-and-restaurant district and another a short time later may have been related.

But on Tuesday police spokeswoman LaEisha Meaderds said interviews with witnesses about the second shooting led investigators to conclude there was no link.

One man, 22-year-old George Korchev of Mundelein, died in the first shooting and three other people were injured. Police said all four were just passing by the apartment where the large party was held.

The later shooting west of the campus injured another person.

No arrests have been made.