Shooting in Danville sends 66-year-old to hospital

Shooting in Danville sends 66-year-old to hospital

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating a shooting early this morning that sent a Chicago man to the hospital.

Cmdr. Josh Webb said police responded to a call for a home invasion at a residence in the 1000 block of Koehn Street at 12:31 a.m.

When they arrived, they found a 66-year-old man with a gunshot wound on the right side of his torso. Witnesses said the man was shot when he confronted two black male suspects who had kicked in the door to the home.

The men fled the home without taking anything. No one else was injured.

Police said the victim had been staying at the residence while it was being repaired.

The victim was taken to an area hospital. Webb said he is in stable condition, but still undergoing treatment.

Webb said the suspects were last seen running from the area in an unknown direction. Both were described as being in their late teens or early twenties, between 5 feet, 8 inches to 6 feet tall and between 180 and 200 pounds.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Danville police at 431-2250 or Vermilion County Crimestoppers at 446-TIPS.

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