Danville shooting victim identified

UPDATED 3:30 p.m. Monday

DANVILLE — Danville police on Monday released a few more details about the fatal shooting early Sunday of a 26-year-old man.

Police are still searching for a suspect in the death of Larry D. Carter Jr., Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said.

But, he said, they have been able to piece together through interviews that Mr. Carter and the shooter apparently knew one another, and the incident was not a drive-by shooting.

Mr. Carter, of Danville, was pronounced dead at 4:47 a.m. An autopsy was conducted earlier today. The results aren’t available yet.

The shooting occurred in the area of Robinson and Williams streets just west of the Mach 1 gas station at 510 N. Gilbert St.

Police were called to that location to a report of shots being fired. When they arrived, a man was lying in front of a home in the 500 block of Robinson Street, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Thomason said  Mr. Carter lived nearby. A witness or witnesses told police a vehicle stopped near Mr. Carter. Then one person got out and approached Mr. Carter, and shots were fired.

Police would not say whether a weapon or weapons had been recovered.

Thomason is urging anyone with any information to call the police department’s criminal investigations division at 431-2250 or the Vermilion County Crimestoppers at 446-TIPS (8477)

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