At Least 13 Shot as Fight Breaks Out in Peoria Illinois

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 20, 2020

Police said that 13 people were shot and wounded early Sunday after a fight broke out along the riverfront in the central IL city of Peoria.

The Peoria Police Department responded to calls of a shooting around 4:40 a.m. after a fight broke out in a crowd of nearly 200 people, Peoria Police spokeswoman Amy Dotson said.

Police found two gunshot victims at the scene: a man with a neck wound and a woman with a back wound. "Both victims were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries", Dotson said.

11 other people arrived independently at area hospitals with gunshot wounds.

A total of six males and seven females were injured. Their conditions are unknown but Dotson said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

According to the police, there were multiple people in the crowd firing weapons.

The Peoria Police Department is seeking an 18-year-old man in connection with a shooting in an apartment complext near downtown Saturday night.

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