Another arrest made in Danville shooting

DANVILLE — Danville police have made another arrest in connection with a multiple shooting Friday night.

Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said police arrested Malcolm Dunn Jr., 21, of Danville, at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of East Main Street in Danville. Dunn has been booked on preliminary charges of unlawful use of a firearm and remains in custody at the Vermilion County jail.

Dunn is the third person arrested in connection with the shooting around 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Moore Street in Danville that injured three people.

Also arrested, the same night as the shooting, was Cordario Townsend, 25, of Danville. He was arraigned Monday in Vermilion County Circuit Court on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm. Joaquin D. Washington, 19, of Danville, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Monday in the block of Moore Street where the shooting took place. He was booked on preliminary charges of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Danville police were called to Moore Street Friday for shots fired. They found two 19-year-old men and a 33-year-old woman, all three suffering from gunshot wounds. 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 transferred to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he was listed in stable condition. The other two were treated for their injuries and released Friday night.

Police were told a group of people were walking on Moore Street Friday night videotaping when words were exchanged between the group and others nearby. The verbal confrontation escalated into shots being fired.

Danville police continue their investigation and still seek witnesses, according to Thomason.

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