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UPDATE: Two men dead after early morning shooting in Peoria

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PEORIA (WEEK) -- Police say two men are dead after a shooting in Peoria early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the 900 block of West Crestwood Drive around 1:00 a.m. regarding a report that a man was shot.

Police say upon arrival, they found one victim laying outside of an apartment building.

The man had suffered apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

A second victim - also an adult male - was found inside the building with apparent gunshot wounds.

Police say the victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, and pronounced deceased hours later.

Public information officer Amy Dotson says the incident is still under investigation and the identity of the victims, as well as the cause and manner of deaths, will be released by the Peoria County Coroner following an autopsy.

Police are encouraging anyone with information related to the incident to contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

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