The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 14, 2013

Hoopeston police investigate stabbing

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HOOPESTON — Hoopeston police continue to search for suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing late last week.

Police Chief Mark Drollinger said police are beginning to get some leads in on the incident, which took place early Thursday evening on the north side of Hoopeston.

A 32-year-old Watseka man arrived at Hoopeston Community Hospital a little after 6 p.m. Thursday suffering from stab wounds to the face, neck and upper body.

He was transferred to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he received treatment and later released.

The man told police he was walking in the 800-1000 block of North Market Street when three men exited an older model blue vehicle and struck him in the head, knocking him unconscious. He awoke covered in blood.

A stranger, the man said, took him to the hospital.

Drollinger said police are attempted to locate both the three men as well as the stranger who allegedly took the victim to the hospital.

Any with information is asked to call Hoopeston police at 283-5196.

Danville police investigate shots fired at house

DANVILLE — No one was injured after a number of shots were fired into a home along East Williams Street early Monday morning.

Neighbors living around 1503 E. Williams St. called in to report someone firing several shots into the home at that address around 1 a.m. Monday.

Deputy Director Doug Miller said two people living at the home were asleep in the bedroom at the time of the incident. Neither one was struck by the gunfire.

Officers in the area indicated as many as seven shots were fired into the home from the outside.

No suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.