Updated: Danville shooting victim dies

Updated: Danville shooting victim dies

DANVILLE — A Danville man died after being shot in his home early Monday, according to Danville police.

Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said police found the 30-year-old man at 3 a.m. Monday lying against a wall inside his house in the 1200 block of Marion Street with a gunshot wound to his upper leg. Police had responded to the house on a call of shots fired.

Thomason said the man was in and out of consciousness and was rushed by Medix ambulance to an Urbana hospital where he is listed in critical condition. On Monday evening, an additional release said he died at about noon.

His identity was not available as next of kin were being notified.

The case is now a murder investigation, Thomason said.

According to initial information from a female resident in the home, Thomason said the woman heard someone trying to kick in a kitchen door, so she woke up the male resident, and after hearing a gunshot, she ran to a nearby home for help.

Thomason said the initial information also indicates there may have been two suspects involved, but details are "sketchy."

It's the second shooting Danville police have handled in four days.

At 11:30 p.m. Friday, a 19-year-old Chicago man was also shot in the leg, according to Thomason, who indicated that police do not believe the two shooting incidents are related.

The teen who was shot Friday told police that he was walking with relatives to a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Garden Drive at the Vermilion Gardens apartment complex, which is on the northeast side of Danville along Bowman Avenue, when two males approached.

Thomason said that according to the victim, one of the two males pulled out a gun and fired at him, hitting him in the lower leg. He was taken to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center for treatment.

The two suspects were described as black male teenagers, wearing dark clothing; one about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 145 pounds and the other, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 125 pounds.

Danville police continue their investigation into both shootings.

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