UPDATE: Early morning shooting leads to Peoria’s first homicide of 2019

UPDATE 7:13 AM: Peoria Police spokeswoman Amy Dotson confirms to 25 News that one man is dead after an early morning shooting.

She says a shotspotter alert came in at 5:03 AM in the 2300 block of West Marquette of five shots fired.

When police arrived, they found a man down in the backyard of a house.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There are no suspects at this time, and no arrests have been made.

This is the city of Peoria’s first homicide of the year.


PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — Peoria Police confirm to 25 News that one person has been injured after an early morning shooting.

It happened just after 5 AM Saturday in the 2300 block of West Marquette.

No further details have been released at this time.

Police are on scene, and asking you to avoid the area.

We have a crew en route, and will have more as it becomes available.

John Kendall

John Kendall

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