Overnight shooting leaves one dead in Northwest Peoria


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

Peoria Police Spokeswoman Amy Dotson says a call of multiple shots fired came in from the Hedgehill Apartment Complex, which is located in the 3600 block of West Hedgehill Lane, around 11:15 PM Wednesday night on Peoria’s northwest side.

Dotson adds a caller also said there was a possible victim inside a vehicle in the complex’s parking lot.

That car was found, but it was abandoned. A male victim was found with gunshot wounds nearby on the ground. Despite life saving measures, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dotson says at this time, it is unclear where the shots were fire at, and there is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information, or camera footage, is asked to call Peoria Police Detective Roberto Vasquez with the Peoria Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 309-494-8369, or anonymously to Crimestoppers at 309-673-9000.

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