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Female shot in back in Peoria; father says he believes it was accidental

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PEORIA (WEEK) - Peoria police say just after 5 p.m. someone called saying a woman suffered a gun shot wound on the 4300 block of West Castleton Road in Peoria.

When officers arrived they found an adult female with a gun shot wound to her back. She was transported to the hospital and the injury is considered serious.

25 News spoke to the father of the victim on the scene who said his daughter seems to be doing okay and that he believes the shooting was an accident. He said her boyfriend had a gun that he was unaware of. Now, he's worried about his daughter due to back surgery for scoliosis several years ago.

This case remains under investigation.

Anthony Landahl

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