Teen victim in fatal Champaign shooting identified


    16-year-old David Sankey was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday.

    The identity of the teen boy killed in a Champaign shooting Tuesday night has been released.

    Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says 16-year-old David Sankey was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday.

    He died from a gunshot wound to the head.

    Sankey's death is being investigated as a homicide by the coroner's office and the Champaign Police Department.

    A candlelight vigil for David will be held on Paula Drive and Garden Hills (where he was shot) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Sankey's brother Javraius Jones tells us, "He was really funny, he was very smart had a lot of talent."

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