Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden has identified the 34-year-old Danville man who was shot to death on Sunday morning as Daniel R. Jackson. An autopsy was performed on Sunday and results are pending. The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of English. A 19 year old man also was shot in the incident. He was taken to a Champaign area hospital for treatment. The Danville Police and the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate.
Monday night, Danville Police responded to The Blue Store in the 800 block of N. Vermilion St for a report of shots fired. Officers located evidence of the shooting and talked with the employees at the scene. A short time later officers were advised that a victim of the shooting had arrived at Sacred Heart Medical Center for treatment. Officers spoke with a 16 year old victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his arm. The victim stated he was in the parking lot when a white SUV pulled into the lot. An unknown subject exited the SUV and began shooting at the victim’s vehicle. The victim then left the scene and went to the hospital. In addition to the white SUV, Danville Police are also looking to identify the occupants of a silver colored 4 door sedan that may have been involved in the incident.
Anyone who has information regarding either of these crimes is asked to call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250. Or you can call Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.