Danville officers were called to the 1400 block of North Main Street today in reference to a shooting.
Officers learned that a vehicle that was traveling in the 1200 block of North Main Street was struck by gunfire. A 42-year-old Danville resident who was a passenger in the vehicle was struck. He was transported to SOVAH Health-Danville with non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation revealed that the vehicle was not involved in the incident and did not appear to be the intended target.
The investigation further revealed that an altercation occurred between two groups of individuals, one group in the yard of a residence in the 1200 block of North Main Street and the other group in a vehicle that was traveling on North Main Street. The altercation escalated to multiple shots being fired. The vehicle that was involved in the altercation was also struck by gunfire. No other injuries were reported.
Iyshon Jonoz Jones, 18, of Danville has been arrested and charged with four counts of Attempted Malicious Wounding (VA SC 18.2-51), one count of Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle (VA SC 18.2-286.1) and four counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (VA SC 18.2-53.1).
Investigators are asking that anyone who may have information on the case to contact them at 434-793-0000 or use the crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#.