(PEORIA, IL) Friday, March 17, 2023, at approximately 8:59 p.m. Peoria Police officers heard shots in the 800 block of W. Thrush followed by a Shot Spotter alert totaling 24 rounds fired in the same location.
A short time later, officers were informed that a vehicle was observed driving down W. Thrush and the occupants inside started randomly firing shots. Several homes and vehicles were struck by gunfire.
During the course of the investigation, officers learned that an adult male was dropped off at a local hospital by private vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim’s injuries are critical.
Members of the Peoria Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Special Investigations Division (SID), Crime Scene Unit (CSU), and Patrol Unit responded to the scene and initiated an investigation.
During a search of the area where the shootings occurred officers located a discarded handgun.
This incident is under investigation. Currently there is no suspect information.
If you have any information regarding this crime or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **