2 people seriously injured in shooting and stabbing incidents in Peoria
At least two people were seriously injured during a series of violent episodes in Peoria late Friday and overnight. Peoria Police said they were all separate incidents.
The most high-profile incident happened during the Peoria High-Metamora football game Friday night at Peoria Stadium. A fight broke out in the stands, leading to a pause and ultimate cancellation of the game. Metamora elected not to finish the game, leading to a forfeit.
Then, just before 9 p.m., Peoria Police were called to the 1900 block of North Indiana in the East Bluff neighborhood for reports of shots fired. Two people were shot, including one who suffered life-threatening injuries, police said. The other victim was a man with less serious injuries. Police had no suspect information to share Saturday.
Around 5 a.m. Saturday, Peoria Police were called to the 2100 block of North Linn Street – about eight blocks west of the shooting location – for reports of a stabbing. One man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. There was also no suspect information released in that case.
When asked if any of the incidents were related, a Peoria Police spokesperson said "they are all separate incidents."
Anyone with information about the shooting or stabbing incidents are asked to contact Peoria Police, text tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.