Danville Police Asking for Public's Help in Fighting Crime
DANVILLE, Ill. (WCCU) —
Danville police are asking for the public's help in fighting recent crimes after another shooting on Saturday makes it the third in a week, but this time deadly.
Police were called to the unit block of Kentucky Street at 9:30 Saturday evening, and when they arrived they found 22-year-old Rodney Crosby shot right outside his home. Police said Crosby was on his porch when someone drove by yelling, and fired shots that killed him.
“A vehicle approached the residents near the private property," director of Danville's public safety, Larry Tomason said. "From that car both the victim and others who were on the private property, some words were exchanged, not necessarily arguments, and the car then drove away, but shortly thereafter there were shots fired and the victim was struck."
Another man was shot in the back last Monday while walking on Moore Street, and a man was shot in the 500 block of Anderson Street on Tuesday. Both of the men survived.
In order to help keep dangerous criminals off the streets Danville police said they need people who have any information on the recent crimes to come forward. Police have not made any arrests yet and are still investigating all three of the recent shootings.
“There are some who are coming forward and I don't dismiss that one bit," Tomason said. "But there's too many of a majority at this point that are not coming forward and letting us know what is taking place."
Danville resident, Rosa Alvarez lived in the city for more than 30 years, but now said she wants to call someplace else home.
“Lately it has been a lot of violence here and we're just worried about our grandchildren and ourselves," Alavrez said. "we just want to move from here that's what me and my husband are talking about because of the crime, and that's what worries me that [people] just pass by and start shooting."
With the summer break right around the corner, more people and kids will be outside and police have a reminder for parents.
"I've heard it said by others that the curfew being extended will not stop anything -- yes it does," Tomason said. "The good people are off the streets at a reasonable time and that leaves a lot less people for people to have to worry about."
Danville police are urging anyone who may have seen anything in connection to any of the shootings to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-446-TIPS.