DANVILLE — Police are still searching for any witnesses to a Tuesday morning shooting that critically injured a Danville man.
Officers were called to an area in the 900 to 1000 blocks of Franklin Street shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, responding to reports of possible shots fired.
A 27-year-old Danville man, whose name is not being released by police, approached one of the officers who had answered the call and was checking an alley near Franklin Street. The man told the officer he had been shot, according to police reports.
Danville police would not disclose how many times the man had been shot or where on his body he was wounded, but, according to Public Safety Director Larry Thomason, Medix ambulance personnel rushed the man to a hospital in Urbana where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition for a while on Tuesday. By Tuesday evening, Thomason said he was listed in stable condition.
According to information gathered by police, Thomason said the man was near his residence in the 1000 block of Franklin Street when he was approached by a group of individuals. According to the victim, a man in that group began firing a weapon, and the victim ran from the area and eventually came upon the police officer who was checking the alley. No other injuries were reported, according to Thomason.
Doug Miller, deputy director of police, said investigators are searching for any witnesses to the shooting, and as of Tuesday afternoon, detectives had not yet been able to speak with the victim since he had been rushed to the hospital. Miller said detectives are searching for any witnesses and leads in the case.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Crimestoppers at 446-8477.