Showing posts with label Don't Shoot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Don't Shoot. Show all posts

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gun related crimes in Peoria on the uptick

Overnight violence tally: 1 dead, 3 more shot, 2 armed robberies
A spasm of violence overnight Wednesday left one man dead and three others with gunshot wounds in a seven-hour span that also included two armed robberies.

Police were called shortly after 8 p.m. to an alley in the 1900 block of West Howett Street on a man shot in the leg. He was transported to Methodist Medical Center.

Half an hour later, someone showed up at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center claiming to have been robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of North California and East Ravine avenues. A suspect description was not immediately available.

An hour after that, at 9:45 p.m., police were dispatched to 2214 W. Starr St. on a call of two men shot in the head behind the home. Michael A. Robinson, 52, was pronounced dead at 10:13 p.m., according to Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll. He had a gunshot wound to the head. An autopsy is scheduled for later Thursday. A second victim was transported to a hospital with what police described at the scene as non-life threatening injuries. Police were searching for three suspects.

A little more than two hours later, at 11:54 p.m., the victim of a shooting allegedly stole an SUV that was later located at St. Francis hospital. The man had been shot twice in the chest.

Early Thursday, police were called to another armed robbery. The Circle K gas station at 2312 N. Knoxville Ave. was robbed at 3:18 a.m. by two men, one armed with a shotgun, the other armed with a handgun. Source

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Don't Shoot and District 150

The website for the Mayor's Don't Shoot initiative has been launched. It holds a lot of good information about how the program should work in our community. There is also a component for involving District 150. What does the school program entail? There are four components to the school program.
  • First - the program uses the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. The pledge is signed by the student at school and is a voluntary promise that they will never carry a gun to school, will never resolve a personal problem or a dispute with a gun, and will use their influence with their friends to keep them from resolving disputes with guns.
  • Second - is a speaker’s bureau where Mayor Ardis and other members of the task force will make anti-gun violence presentations to the students throughout the school district.
  • Third - is a “Stop Gun Violence” poster contest. It is hoped that the task force can turn the top three posters from four age groups into a “Don’t Shoot” 2013 wall calendar.
  • Fourth - is a reading program modeled after the Peoria Reads! program, but using age appropriate books dealing with the issue of gun violence. Source
In the meantime...
Since when is the 1800 Block of North Bigelow Street in the West Bluff