Shooting in Danville Kills One Man, Wounds Another

July 06, 2009

Authorities have identified the victim of Monday's fatal shooting on Danville's east side.

Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson says 45-year old Bennie W. Moten was shot multiple times... and died a short time later at Provena Good Samaritans Medical Center. A second victim... a 37-year old male whose name is being withheld... was treated and released.

Danville Police Deputy Director Doug Miller says his department received a call at 9-30 Monday morning of two shootings at the same location on South Cleveland Street. He says the second victim was able to walk to a nearby car wash and contact authorities.

"We're still trying to piece together exactly what happened," Miller said late Monday afternoon, "but it appears there were several suspects involved in the incident, and numerous shots were fired at the victims."

Miller says any witnesses to the incident or those who know more about what occurred should contact Danville Police's Criminal Investigation Division at 217-431-2245.

Story source: AP