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19-year-old dead after Peoria's second fatal shooting of the holiday weekend

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A 19-year-old man was shot and killed early Monday at the Peoria housing complex formerly known as Taft Homes. It was the second fatal shooting of the holiday weekend.

Authorities say the shooting happened just after 3:30 a.m. Monday near the 600 block of Northeast Madison Avenue, in the low-income housing complex now known as Providence Pointe. Quinton Maurice Scott Jr., 19, of Peoria, was struck multiple times, authorities said.

Scott was transported by private vehicle to OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was in grave condition and died of his injuries, with an autopsy set for Tuesday, authorities said.

A second person — a juvenile — was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital. The juvenile's condition was not known.

Peoria Police are investigating and have not released any suspect information. If you have any information regarding this incident, contact Peoria Police Detective Scott Hulse at (309) 494-8391, tip411 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

Scott's death is at least the 12th homicide of 2022 in Peoria, and the second of this Fourth of July weekend. A 21-year-old woman was shot and killed early Saturday.

Shooting in a parking lot

Meanwhile, Peoria Police are investigating a separate shooting that happened early Monday in downtown Peoria, injuring two people.

Police say gunfire broke out around 2:20 a.m. during a fight between several men in a parking lot in the 400 block of Southwest Jefferson, near Big Al's and the CityLink transit center.

Two men were shot but are expected to survive their injuries. One of the injured men, a 24-year-old, was subsequently arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated battery with a firearm.

It's unclear if any of the shootings are related.

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Ryan joined WGLT full-time in 2017 as Digital Content Director. He became Content Director of both WGLT and WCBU in 2020.