Second person arrested in Danville shooting

Second person arrested in Danville shooting

DANVILLE — Police have arrested a second person in connection with a shooting incident in Danville on Friday that sent three people to the hospital.

According to Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason, detectives were able to determine that Joquin D. Washington, 19, of Danville, was in possession of a firearm during the incident in the 1000 block of Moore Street on Friday night. Washington was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Monday without incident in the same block of Moore Street where the shooting took place.

Danville police were called to Moore Street at about 6:30 p.m. Friday for shots fired. They found two 19-year-old men and a 33-year-old woman wounded from gunshots. The woman and one of the men were shot in the leg, and the other man was shot in the chest. All three were rushed to the hospital in Danville; the victim with the chest wound was then transferred to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Thomason said he remains in stable condition at the hospital. The other teen and the woman were treated for their injuries and released Friday night.

Police were told a group of people were walking on Moore Street Friday night with a video recorder when words were exchanged with others nearby. The verbal altercation escalated into shots being fired.

Washington was arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated battery with a firearm. He remains in custody at the Vermilion County Jail, according to Thomason.

The first man arrested in connection with the shooting, Cordario Townsend, 25, of Danville, was arraigned Monday in Vermilion County Circuit Court on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X felony. Townsend was arrested at 10 p.m. Friday, the night as the shooting.

Detectives and police officers continue to review, interview and seek additional information in the case, Thomason said.

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