Thursday, September 1, 2016

UPDATED East Bluff: More shooting and chasing last night

Check the scanner traffic archives and you'll find the the PPD was busy chasing down bullets again last night but there's no report in today's newspaper...

12:09 p.m., Thursday - FINALLY, a newspaper report:

Two more sent to hospital in second night of overnight Peoria gunfire

A 28-year-old man was found at about 1 a.m. near the intersection of Indiana And Thrush avenues, apparently with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center where he underwent surgery. His condition wasn't immediately available.

Less than 30 minutes before that, another man, 26, suffered a grazing wound to his chest. He had initially run away from police but was caught within minutes and then taken to OSF. His condition wasn't immediately available either.

Then at 2:12 a.m., police were sent to the 2100 block of North Bourland Avenue after the Shotspotter gunfire detection system indicated that seven shots had been fired in the area. When officers arrived, they found several .45-caliber shell casings in the street and a bullet strike on the side of a house directly in front of where the casings were found. A resident at that house said he had been sleeping and heard the shot and thought one of the bullets had struck his house. No victims were found in connection with the Bourland Avenue incident.

According the latest booking sheet, there was no one in the Peoria County Jail on charges related to these incidents.

Just one more example of why all of the East Bluff Special Service District Tax monies should be going towards fighting crime in the East Bluff neighborhoods.

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