The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 28, 2013

Two men wounded by gunfire at party

BY BRIAN L. HUCHEL
Commercial-News

DANVILLE — A local man was treated for a minor gunshot would suffered early Saturday morning on the east side of Danville.

City police were called to a party at a home in the first block of Tilman Avenue just before 3:45 a.m. Saturday to check reports of a shooting victim.

Police Deputy Director Doug Miller said officers discovered the shooting victim — a 25-year-old Danville man — at the scene with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his lower extremity. He was taken to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center for treatment.

Another man — a 24-year-old Danville resident — also called city police from area of the Fair Oaks Housing Complex to report he had suffered a superficial gunshot wound at the party.

According to information gathered at the scene, an altercation took place and shots were fired. Miller said neither the victims nor the witnesses could provide information about who fired the shots.

As many as 25 people were at the party at the time of the shooting.

Miller said an investigation into the shooting is continuing.

The incident is the second shooting at a party in the last two weeks in Danville. On April 13, 26-year-old Jamaal Sampson of Danville was at a party a little before 5 a.m. in the 1500 block of East Main Street when witnesses say they heard a gunshot outside. People leaving found his body was discovered outside the address.

That shooting remains under investigation. It was the second homicide of the year in Danville.

Anyone with information about either shooting should contact Danville police or call Crimestoppers at 446-TIPS.