PEORIA, Ill. (WCIA) — Police say over a dozen people were shot Sunday morning after a large fight broke out in Peoria’s riverfront district.
A press release from the Peoria Police Department (PPD) said officers responded at 4:41 a.m. to Water and Hamilton streets after a fight started within a crowd of 200 people.
They found two gunshot victims at the scene. A man had been shot in the neck and a woman had been shot in the back. Police said they were both taken to a hospital by ambulance for treatment of “serious injuries.”
Eleven more gunshot victims, with wounds to their extremities, arrived separately to area hospitals by private vehicles.
PPD says six men and seven women in total were wounded by gunfire during the shooting, adding all are expected to survive.
Peoria police continue their investigation into the incident. They ask anyone with information to contact them at 309-673-4521, or Crime Stoppers at 309-673-9000.