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Two Shootings In Danville, One Fatal


Danville Police are investigating a homicide, following the death of a man who died after being shot on Monday.

Public Safety Director Larry Thomason says the 30 year old man was found shot at a residence in the 1200 block of Marion Street shortly after 3 AM Monday morning, and pronounced dead shortly after 12 noon.  The victim’s identity is being withheld, pending notification of next-of-kin. No other details have been released. UPDATE: Champaign County Coroner Duane Northup identified the victim as 30 year old Calvin R. Cowen of Danville (7/2/14).

The fatal shooting occurred two days after another shooting in Danville. Police say a 19 year old Chicago man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the leg. He said he was walking with relatives to a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Vermilion Gardens, when two teen-agers approached, them, with one firing a weapon.

The two alleged assailants were described as being black males ---- 5”8” 145 pounds and 5’4” 125 pounds.  Both subjects were dressed in dark clothing.

Thomason says both cases are under investigation.