Detectives looking for information in homicide investigation

Detectives looking for information in homicide investigation

DANVILLE -- 26-year old Jamaal Sampson was killed in an early morning shooting Saturday.
DANVILLE -- 26-year old Jamaal Sampson was killed in an early morning shooting Saturday. Yvonne Nixon was up late watching television when she heard the shots.

"I head a pop," said Nixon. "I know a gunshot when I hear one."

Police say the shooting happened around 5 am. Officers were called to the 1400-block of Fairchild.

"There was some kind of gathering at the home and people were beginning to leave when a single shot was heard outside," said Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason. "The victim was found lying on the ground."

Thomason said the victim was taken to Champaign where he was pronounced dead at the hospital. The Vermilion County Coroner says he died from a single gunshot wound. Police say no one else was hurt but neighbors say this type of violence is happening all too often.

"I hope something's done about it because we need something done," said Nixon. "We have a gun problem and it's getting worse."

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