Man dies in overnight shooting near Peoria gas station


PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — Peoria Police are investigating the city’s seventh homicide of the year.

Peoria Police Spokeswoman Amy Dotson says two shotspotter alerts of multiple rounds fired came in at the MacArthur Shell in the 200 block of North MacArthur Highway around 11:30 PM.

Dotson adds preliminary information indicates there was an altercation at the gas pumps, and shots were fired.

Officers were later told a gunshot victim, an adult male, arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital.

He was later pronounced dead. His identity and cause of death will be released by the Coroner following an autopsy.

There is no suspect information at this time, and the incident is under investigation.

If you have any information regarding the incident, or camera footage you believe may be important to the investigation, call the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521, or Crimestoppers anonymously at 309-673-9000.

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