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One Person Dies From Injuries In Fourth Of July Shooting In Peoria

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Updated: July 6, 2021 at 6:03 PM CDT
One of the four people injured in a July 4 Peoria shooting has died.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says 21-year-old Michael Anthony Charles Johnson II died at the hospital Tuesday afternoon. The determination of the cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Johnson was one of two people critically injured in the North Valley shooting. His death is Peoria's 16th homicide of 2021; there were 14 total in 2020.

Police haven't made any arrests yet.

Two people were critically injured in a shooting late Sunday in the Averyville neighborhood of Peoria, authorities said.

It happened around 11 p.m. on the Fourth of July near the 600 block of Haungs Avenue.

Four people were shot and went to the hospital in a private vehicle. A juvenile male suffered multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds and is in critical condition, Peoria Police said. An adult male also suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound and is in critical condition.

Two others—a juvenile female and another adult male—suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The shootings are under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident please contact Detective Jacob Beck with the Peoria Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (309) 494-8480, or Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000.

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Contact Ryan at rmdenha@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-5426.
Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.