The man is shot in the neck and 12 others are injured by firearms after a battle on the Illinois waterfront
Thirteen people are shot after gunfire breaks out after a fight between a crowd of 200 people on the Illinois waterfront
- Police in Peoria, Illinois, said 13 people were injured when gunfire broke out when a crowd of 200 gathered on the city’s waterfront early Sunday
- Police said they believed there were multiple gunmen on the Peoria Riverfront when bullets were fired at 4.41 a.m.
- A man found in the neck and a woman shot in the back was taken to hospital for serious injury, police said
- Another 11 people transported themselves privately to hospitals for gunshot wounds to their limbs
- Police said none of the injuries were life-threatening and asked the public for help identifying suspects
At least 13 people were injured when shots were fired after a fight broke out at a gathering of 200 people on a riverfront in Peoria, Illinois early on Sunday, police said.
Police responded to a major battle in the Water Street and Hamilton Street area on the city’s waterfront at around 4:41 a.m. to discover six men and seven women who suffered gunshot wounds.
A man was found shot and a woman in the back, according to a statement from the Peoria police.
At least 13 people were injured when shots were fired after a fight broke out at a gathering of 200 people on a riverfront in Peoria, Illinois early on Sunday, police said. Police are investigating on the spot after the chaos
Police said they came after a major fight broke out at around 4.41 am in the Water Street and Hamilton Street area on the city’s waterfront (photo).
Police said they also found six men and seven women who suffered gunshot wounds
Both victims were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Another 11 people who were shot in their limbs transported themselves to local hospitals by private means, police said.
None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, police said.
A spokesman for the department told it WMBD that multiple shooters were involved.
Police are currently working to identify suspects, the spokesman said.
Police said the violence broke out after a dispute broke out between groups that were on the water.
Details of why the groups were collected were not released.
Images of the scene taken by WMBD showed discarded cups and alcoholic containers on the ground.
Broken glass can also be seen in images from the television station.
Images of the scene taken by WMBD showed discarded cups and alcoholic containers on the ground
Images of the scene (photo) also showed broken glass and discarded cork
Anyone with information is urged to call (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000. Peoria, which has approximately 110,000 residents, is located approximately 155 miles southwest of Chicago.
The riverfront gathering came when Illinois was one of the states that began to reopen after mandatory lockdowns were ordered because of COVID-19.
Although the mandate to stay at home in Illinois has expired, meeting restrictions continue to apply. State health officials only allow meetings of 50 people or less and still call for social distance.
There are more than 163,000 cases of the coronavirus in Illinois, which is blamed for more than 7,400 deaths.
In Peoria County, where Peoria is located, there have been more than 800 cases of COVID-19, of which more than two dozen are blamed.
Across the country, there have been more than 3.7 million cases of the virus, of which more than 140,000 have been blamed.