Three Different Danville Shootings in One Day
DANVILLE, Ill. (WCCU) —
Danville police officers responded to three separate shootings on Wednesday, April 19, none of which resulted in arrests.
The first shooting occurred around 10:45 a.m. when police responded to reports of shots fired in the 500 block of Jackson Street. Witnesses reported seeing a suspect shoot a gun in the air and then run southbound. The incident took place near Danville High School, which was put on lockdown as a precaution.
The second incident took place in the 1100 block of Harmon Street around 6:25 p.m., where a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police say witnesses reported seeing shots fired out of a black or silver vehicle.
About 15 minutes later at 6:46 p.m., police responded to another report of shots fired from a vehicle, at the corner of Main Street and State Street. Witnesses told please shots came from out of a blue vehicle.
Despite the two reports of shots fired from a vehicle, the Danville Police Department tells Fox Champaign they don't think the incidents are related. They are fully investigating each report, but have not made any arrests at this time.
"We are very aware that everybody's concerned; we've gotten a lot of calls about it," Danville Police Department Commander Josh Webb said. "What we'd like the community to know is that we need their help. A lot of times when these incidents happen, people are scared to come forward and give information. And I'd like them to know that they don't have to give information right at the scene, they can always call the department later, they can call our investigation line."
Danville Police are asking community members with information to please come forward.
They promise to protect individuals’ identity if they offer tips or information. If you have any information, you can call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250 or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.