Infant Injured, Automatic Weapons Used in Overnight Peoria Shooting

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Peoria, IL – A nine-month-old child was injured following a shooting involving automatic gunfire in Peoria on Wednesday night. 

Around 8:34 p.m., Peoria Police responded to a Shot Spotter alert that detected 26 rounds fired in the 1700 block of S. Ligonier. While initial searches showed no victims at the scene, officers found an AR-15 magazine and multiple shell casings at the intersection of Grinnell and Ligonier.

Later, at approximately 9:35 p.m., police were informed that a child had been taken to a local hospital with injuries from glass fragments caused by a vehicle struck by the gunfire in the 1800 block of S. Griswold. The injuries sustained by the child were not life-threatening. Investigations by the Peoria Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Unit, and Patrol Unit are ongoing, with no suspects currently identified.

Authorities are urging anyone with information on this violent incident to contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, use tip411 to provide information anonymously, or call Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000.

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