A 19-year-old man has died and a 17-year-old boy has been injured after a drive-by shooting near the Fair Oaks housing complex in Danville this afternoon.
Danville Police Commander Josh Webb says that officers responded to the Danville Grocery Store which is located in the 1600-block of Fairchild Street just south of Fair Oaks around 3 p.m. They found the older man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.
Police also located the 17-year-old and he was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses told police that someone drove eastbound past the grocery store in a light blue-colored vehicle and began firing several shots. No information on the suspect was available.
Anyone with information is asked to call Danville police at 217-431-2250 or Vermilion County CrimeStoppers at 217-446-TIPS.