DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred early Wednesday morning on the city's east side.
The first occurred at 1:21 a.m. in the 1200 block of Edgewood Park Circle, and injured a 38-year-old Danville man.
Danville Public Safety Deputy Director Doug Miller said police arrived at a residence where they received a call for a subject being shot, and learned a man had been taken to a local hospital. At the hospital, the injured man told police he arrived home and started walking toward the front door when he saw a man dressed in dark clothing and wearing a black ski mask come around the corner of the house.
The victim told him he started beating on the front door to be let in, but the suspect fired a gun and hit him in the right leg and then fled. He said he didn't see in which direction the suspect ran.
Miller said the man was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle, where he was treated and released.
The second shooting occurred at 2:04 a.m. near the intersection of Fairchild and Moore streets, and injured a 20-year-old homeless man, who came to Danville from Minnesota.
Miller said police found the man near the intersection of Fairchild Street and Michigan Avenue. He told police he was walking east on Fairchild. When he got to the intersection at Moore Street, he heard several gun shots and thought he was struck in the upper back area.
"He didn't see anyone or know where the shots came from," Miller said.
Miller said the man was taken to the hospital by Medix Ambulance.
Miller urged anyone with any information on the shootings to call the police department's criminal investigations division at 431-2250 or Vermilion County Crimestoppers at 446-TIPS (8477).