Danville shooting victim a suspect in other shootings

DANVILLE — When Danville police responded to a shooting over the weekend, they found both the victim and the suspect in two other area shootings.

Police took the shooting victim, Antwanne M. Hall, to a Danville hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound early Saturday morning, according to Deputy Police Director Doug Miller. Then immediately after his release, Miller said, they arrested Hall for two outstanding warrants for aggravated battery and robbery charges stemming from a shooting last week and another in December.

Hall had been wanted on a warrant for aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery-great bodily harm in connection with a shooting shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday in the 900 block of Moore Street, Danville.

In that incident, an 18-year-old man received a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The man, whose name was not released, has since been treated and released.

Hall also had been wanted on another warrant for aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a weapon and robbery in connection with a shooting on Dec. 20 in the 900 block of Redden Court.

In that incident, a 23-year-old man, who also wasn't identified, received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, Miller said.

Miller said Hall's own shooting led police to him. Police responded to a call of shots fired shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday on the city's east side. On the way, they were told that a gunshot victim was in an apartment in the 1600 block of Beechwood Drive. When they arrived, they identified the victim as Hall.

According to a preliminary report, Hall told police he was in the area of Edgewood Drive and Moore Street when he was approached by three men. He said one of the men displayed a handgun, fired multiple shots at him and fled the area, heading east.

On Monday, Hall remained in the Vermilion County Jail awaiting an arraignment hearing.

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