Danville Police Probe String of Shootings

Danville Police Probe String of Shootings

Police in Danville are trying to determine whether three separate shooting incidents Tuesday night (August 27, 2019) are related.  Commander Joshua Webb says officers located a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to a leg when they responded to the area of the 900 block of Moore Street.  The shooting occurred around 8:45 p.m.   The victim told police he was walking in the area when he heard shots and was struck in the leg.   Police say the wound was not life-threatening.

About fifteen minutes after the first call police responded to the area of the 100 block of Nicklas Street on a report of shots fired.  They located a 15-year-old male with a gunshot wound to a lower leg.  The teen said he was sitting in front of a residence in the 100 block of Nicklas Street when someone fired shots from a grey colored car.  The teen was taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening wound.

Then shortly before 11:00 p.m. Tuesday (August 27, 2019) Danville Police were called to the unit block of South State Street on another report of shots fired.   As they were on the scene investigating, police learned that two gunshot victims had arrived at OSF Medical Center.

Both victims at the hospital were found to be 20-year-old men.  One had suffered a gunshot wound in his shoulder.  The other was shot in a finger.  Both said they were in the unit block of South State Street in Danville when someone started shooting from an unknown location.  The victims were unable to provide a description of the suspect.

Anyone who has information that might help solve these crimes is asked to call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250.  Or call Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.