Showing posts with label shooting tally. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shooting tally. Show all posts

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Another child hit by gunfire, as shooting up the streets of Peoria regardless of innocent people being in the vicinity continues

Shooting up the streets of Peoria regardless of innocents being in the vicinity continues. For the second time in the last two months another child has been hit by gunfire. You will recall that on October 14, 2010
, an early morning shooting resulted in the injury of a 4-year-old as someone fired shots into a home on West Proctor Street around 4:30 in the morning.

I find it amazing how babies are the victims of shootings in Peoria and there is no sense of outrage from the community.

Another child hit by gunfire
Sat, Dec 11
A 3-year-old child was shot in the head Friday night on North North Street.

In what Peoria police Chief Steve Settingsgaard said “was probably a drive-by,” a child at 1311 N. North St. suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

The house was fired upon numerous times and a car parked on the street outside of it also was hit. A neighbor who would not give his name said it sounded like a machine gun was going off because of the number of shots fired. Source

Peoria man will face charges in shooting
Sat, Dec 11
PEORIA - A Central Peoria man was ordered held on $200,000 bond for allegedly shooting someone in the buttocks early Friday. Source

Man shot in the buttocks during robbery attempt
Sat, Dec 11
A man was shot in the buttocks after a gunman attempted to rob him Thursday night.

Two survive separate, unrelated shootings
Mon, Dec 06, 2010
Two men survived being shot during separate and apparently unrelated incidents Sunday night. Source

Shots fired during South Peoria liquor store robbery
Tues, Nov 30, 2010
Three men robbed a South Peoria liquor store after firing shots into rows of bottles behind the cash register Monday evening. Source

Citizens won't be charged for running through the streets firing a weapon
Fri, Nov 26, 2010
Lyons sees both sides. "I won't be seeking criminal consequences for defensive gunfire erupting from this event." Source

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Police take cover from shooter in Taft

Peoria police officers believe a round from a rifle may have been fired in their direction early Wednesday as they investigated an earlier call for gunfire in the area of Taft Homes.

Officers were called at 1:56 a.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of Northeast Adams Street after a resident in the area heard a single shot fired outside one of the Taft Homes apartment complexes.

Four officers were in the area near Wayne Street, the northern boundary of Taft Homes, when another shot exploded in close proximity to the police. The shot was so close, police took cover, then approached the courtyard where the gunfire was believed to have originated.

No one was found, and no shell casings were discovered, though a report noted that the shot sounded like it came from a rifle. It may have been fired out of an apartment window, though it ultimately was unclear whether police officers were the intended targets. Source

Sunday, July 18, 2010

17th homicide, second day of new crime initiative

Anthony M. Johnson, 43, of 906 E. Nebraska Ave. was pronounced dead at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center at 10:37 a.m. He is the city’s 17th homicide victim of the year. Johnson was standing outside a house at 1215 N. Frink St. about 10 a.m. Sunday when he was shot multiple times, Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll said.

Also shot were his stepson Justin Stanley, 27, and sister-in-law Angela Johnson, 30. Ingersoll said initial reports she received stated their wounds were not considered life threatening.

Two men believed to have been the shooters were arrested near Lincoln Middle School after leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing their car. Source

Hat Tip to Jenny (posted to the pjstar at 2:20 p.m.)

UPDATE: There are also now confirmed reports of a shooting on Columbia Terrace around 3:45 a.m. in the morning; and another man shot in the 500 block of East Gift street about an hour and a half before that. Police say both men suffered non-life threatening injuries.