DANVILLE — Danville police officers are investigating whether pair of shooting incidents Tuesday are related.
The active evening began when officers responded at 6:40 p.m. to a residence in the 1300 block of Walnut in reference to a victim of a gunshot wound.
Officers located a 31-year-old Danville man with a gunshot wound to his leg, according to a press release issue early Wednesday by Commander Joshua Webb.
The victim stated he was inside the residence when he heard gunshots coming from outside. He stated several rounds went through the window and he was struck in the leg. The victim also said he didn’t see who was shooting and was unable to provide a suspect description.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening wound.
Officers spoke to several witness who observed a silver-colored car and a dark-colored car both leaving the area at a high rate of speed after the shooting.
Police later responded at 9:23 p.m. to the area of Fairchild and Harmon streets in reference to a report of shots fired.
While responding, officers located a vehicle accident scene in the area of Fairchild and Walnut.
At the scene of the accident, officers spoke with a 29-year-old Danville man who stated he was being chased and shot at by subjects who were in a dark-colored vehicle.
The victim stated he was on Harmon approaching Fairchild when the suspect vehicle drove up behind him at a high rate of speed.
The victim, according to the release, turned onto Fairchild and heard several shots, and he accelerated away from the area.
As the victim was fleeing, his vehicle hit another vehicle in the intersection of Fairchild and Walnut.
There were no injuries reported due to the shooting. However, a 67-year-old man was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries that he suffered when the victim’s vehicle struck his vehicle.
Police also are looking into whether these shootings, and an earlier shooting in the 1100 block of Harmon on Nov. 30, are related.
The investigation into these incidents continues.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250, or call Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.