DANVILLE – Danville Police are investigating two shooting incidents that occurred during the weekend.
According to Danville Police Commander Joshua Webb, officers responded around 2:20 a.m. Saturday to OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center where a man had arrived with a gunshot wound.
Officers spoke with a 47-year-old Danville man with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his shoulder. He said he was attending a party somewhere in the Danville area, but he wouldn’t provide an address. The man said he was involved in a physical dispute with another man at the party and, during the fight, he heard gunshots.
The man realized he had been shot and had a friend drive him to the hospital, according to the release from Webb. The victim stated he didn’t see who shot him and was unable to provide any suspect description. No other injuries were reported.
In a separated incident, Danville police responded at 3:13 a.m. Sunday to the 1100 block of East Seminary Street in reference to a person with a gunshot wound. Officers spoke with a 28-year-old Danville man with a gunshot wound to his leg. The man said he was standing outside of the residence with a friend when someone started shooting in their direction.
While investigating the scene, officers were notified a second man had arrived at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center with a gunshot wound. Officers there spoke with a 27-year-old Danville man who had a gunshot wound to his abdomen. That victim stated he was the other person standing in front of the residence in the 1100 block of East Seminary Street when someone started shooting at him.
Both men said they observed a white-colored vehicle drive by the residence just prior to the shooting. Both victims’ wounds are considered non-life threatening and no other injuries were reported.
Danville police report there is no indication that these two incidents are related.
The investigation into these two incidents continues. Anyone who has information regarding these crimes is asked to call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250, or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.