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Man says he helped girl who appeared to be injured at Peoria gas station

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When a man was on his way home from work and stopped at a gas station for a soda, he noticed a young girl walking to the same stop, her face was white and looked like she was about to faint, he said. Tyrell Murray said he saw the girl around 11:15 p.m. Sunday night at the Mobil gas station at the intersection of Knoxville and Forrest Hill. The girl appeared to be 13 years old, he said. "She was bleeding out the side of her face. She got a gash. It's not just a little blood. This was dripping from her chin. The way she was walking, her leg was jacked up," Murray said. Murray said he grabbed her as she looked like she was about to pass out and asked what happened. However, what happened is under investigation by the Peoria Police Department, said Public Information Officer Amy Dotson. Murray said he was not th eonly person that saw the girl, but he was the first to step in and help. "All you people just walked right past this little girl. Like, you can't tell this is a little kid?" Murray said. He said the girl gave him details about what happened, but none of that information has been corroborated b Peoria police. As a father of a 13-year-old girl himself, Murray said it pains  him to see a little girl in need of help when so many people just walked by her. "Even if it's not your kid, always help no matter what," said Murray. Dotson said since it's an ongoing investigation involving a juvenile, there was no other information available Monday.

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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