Man killed in shooting identified by Vermilion County Coroner


DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — The Vermilion County Coroner is naming a Danville man who was fatally shot Sunday afternoon.

Coroner Jane McFadden identified him as 34-year-old Matthew O. Huerta. She adds an autopsy was held Monday.

Officers say they were called to the scene around 2:15 p.m. Sunday near Plum and Williams streets. Police say when they got there, they found a man lying on the road with a gunshot wound to his back.

Investigators say the man was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Detectives say a suspect fired a single shot at the Danville man before leaving the scene in a car.

Danville Police and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate.

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