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Posted on: July 17, 2022

07-17-2022 Danville Police Investigating a Shooting Incident

On 07-17-2022, at approximately 6:50 PM, Danville Police were dispatched to the area of Memorial Drive between North Ridge Street and Poplar Street for a report of shots fired. 

A 42-year-old male Danville resident arrived at SOVAH Danville emergency room shortly after with a single gunshot wound to the leg, which occurred on Memorial Drive.  The victim was shot after leaving a convenience store located in the area of the 911 call on Memorial Drive. 

The initial investigation has shown this is not likely a random act and investigators are actively seeking to identify witnesses and the suspect in this case.  The suspect is believed to be a young black male, possibly teens to early 20's, who fled on foot west bound on Memorial Drive. 

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or with information related to this ongoing shooting investigation is asked to contact the Danville Police Department as soon as possible at the non-emergency dispatch line at 434-799-5111, the patrol office at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, contacting Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, through social media accounts and messenger on Facebook, or use of the crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#. Information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.

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