Coroner identifies man killed in Monday night shooting

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — The Vermilion County Coroner’s office is releasing the name of a 35-year-old man who died in a shooting Monday night.

Coroner Jane McFadden identified him as Jose C. Pacheco, of Danville.

An autopsy is set for Tuesday, the coroner added.

Danville police say officers responded at 9:16 p.m. Monday to a shots fired report near Avenue A and Bensyl Avenue, in the Vermilion Heights area.

Police say they found a 35-year-old man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his back.

He was taken to a hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives say they are continuing to investigate the fatal shooting.

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