Danville Police do not believe E. Williams shooting to be “Random”

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DANVILLE – The Danville Police Department reports officers responded to a report of individuals shooting at vehicle late Sunday afternoon.

They arrived in the 1300 block of East Williams at 3 PM on April 24 to meet with occupants of a vehicle that had been fired upon. The vehicle had parked a couple blocks away from where the shots were fired. An 18-year-old Danville man in the front passenger seat of the vehicle had been shot.

Authorities learned his gunshot wound was non-life threatening, and he has been treated and released.

Danville officers also report they took the victim into custody on the preliminary charge of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm stemming from an incident from a month ago where allegations were made that he shot at two other individuals in the area of Alexander and Madison Street in Danville.

Witnesses from the April 24 shooting tell Danville Police that several shots were fired from within a group of subjects, who were seen fleeing to a residence in the 500 block of North Griffin. Officers went to the residence, along with members of the Danville Police Department’s Emergency Response Unit.

They took several people from the home into custody with preliminary charges ranging from Disorderly Conduct to Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon.

Danville Police continue to investigate both yesterday’s incident, along with the previous incident involving the victim.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Danville Police Department at 217-431-2245 or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 217-446-8477.

At this time, authorities do not believe this most recent incident was a random shooting.

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