UPDATE: Danville Shooting Victim Identified
By Jim Meadows
Danville Police are investigating a shooting that killed 26 year old Jamaal Sampson, early Saturday morning.
Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said in a news release that the shooting occurred in the 1500 block of East Fairchild, at around 5 AM. Thomason says a gathering at the home was beginning to break up when a single gunshot was heard outside. “The victim was found lying on the ground”, he said.
Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson announced the victim's identity following an autopsy. Johnson said in a news release that Sampson, of Danville, died of a single gunshot wound, and was pronounced dead at Presence (formerly Provena) United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
Danville Police Detectives and the Coroner's office are investigating, and ask that anyone with information about the shooting contact Danville Police or call Vermilion County Crimestoppers at 217-446-TIPS.