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A man is dead after a shooting in Central Peoria, marking the city’s 25th homicide of 2021

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Peoria police are investigating the city’s 25th homicide of the year after a man was shot Friday night in Central Peoria.

Dip deeper into WCBU's past coverage of violence in Peoria, including community resources and an interactive map tracking homicides.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood on Saturday identified the victim as Marteil Robinson, 31, of Peoria.

Officers were called to the 600 block of West Willcox Ave. shortly after 9 p.m. and discovered Robinson in the passenger seat of a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. He was unresponsive and not breathing.

After officers attempted life-saving measures, Robinson was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in grave condition. He was pronounced dead at 10 p.m.

The shooting death is Peoria’s second this month. The 25 homicides to date this year match the recent high mark from 2019, topping last year’s total by 11, with more than two months remaining.

Harwood said Robinson's wounds were inflicted "by another" and he likely died within seconds of the shooting. Police currently have no suspect information.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, or call CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

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Updated: October 16, 2021 at 12:33 PM CDT
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood on Saturday identified the victim as Marteil Robinson, 31, of Peoria.

Harwood said Robinson suffered multiple gunshot wounds "by another," and likely died within seconds of the shooting.