Showing posts with label 8 year old killed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 8 year old killed. Show all posts

Thursday, August 11, 2011

KILLED while sleeping: 8 year old shot in the head in drive by shooting, as young'uns with guns continue to do what they like in the streets of Peoria

I can still recall Police Spokesman, Doug Burgess saying confidently on the news if you are not doing anything wrong, or hanging with the wrong people, you don't have anything to worry about.

8-year old fatally shot

An 8-year old boy is shot and killed as shots are fired at a Peoria house. Police say it happened just after 4:30 Thursday morning in the 1000 of East Behrends. Peoria police spokesman, Officer Doug Burgess, says the child was alseep in bed when the shots were fired during a drive-by shooting.

Burgess says officers are investigating whether this incident is linked to a couple of other incidents of shots fired in the 600 block of East Wilcox and the 1300 block of North North. No one was shot in those incidents.

There were several more reports of shots fired overnight starting at around 12:45 Thursday morning. Those were in the 1300 block of West Wilcox, 1400 block of West Gift and the 1800 block of North Missouri. Source