Monday, August 22, 2011

Another shooting...

in broad day light @ Shelly and Butler. The victim went to Methodist in a private vehicle. Police are searching for the shooter(s) who were on bikes.

Remember this incident in the same location in mid-July:

Two men shot in South Peoria; one in 'grave' condition
One man suffers gunshot wound to the head.

Posted Jul 15, 2011 @ 09:50 PM

PEORIA — Police were investigating the shooting of two males Friday night near the corner of South Shelley and West Butler streets.

One victim was shot several times, at least once in the head. He was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and police described his condition as grave Friday night. The second victim arrived at St. Francis in a private vehicle. Police said his wounds did not appear to be life threatening.

The shooting was reported at 8:11 p.m. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots and seeing a male on the ground who was not moving.

At the scene of the shooting, police blocked off most of Shelley between Butler and Kettelle streets with crime scene tape as they investigated for several hours. Officers with flashlights searched the lawn of one home and placed yellow cones on the street in front of it.

No information was available late Friday about a shooting suspect or suspects.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Harrison Homes was HOT last night

Check this out...

Apparently there were two very large fights that popped off in the Harrison Homes Housing Project last night.

The first fight allegedly started with girls fighting over a cigarette, which escalated to a large group fight.

The second incident was allegedly when some white guy came down to buy some weed - he got his money taken and didn't get the drugs. So, the white guy left and came back with reinforcments (his crew). Again, a large fight broke out.

I'm told that Police had Montana and Trewyn streets blocked off for hours and the chaos continued well into the morning (3:00 a.m.). A check of the local newspaper's "police, fire and courts" page did not reveal any information regarding either incident.

What about Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) Security?
After talking to several people about the mythological thing referred to as "Peoria Housing Authority Security", not one person who I've talked to has EVER seen a PHA security person or a PHA security camera, or a PHA security car. So, that leads me to believe that there is no such thing as security in the PHA.

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