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Man dead after early morning shooting

A man has died after an early morning shooting Saturday in the 1600 block of West Adrian G Hinton Avenue, according to Peoria Police.

The Peoria County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 24-year-old Jamarion Lee. Peoria Police consider the matter to be a homicide, making it the city's 17th homicide of the year.

Officers responded to the area around 6:24 a.m. after a Shot Spotter alert notified them of 12 ammunition rounds fired in that area.

According to a news release from Lt. Bryan Sylvester, officers found a male with gunshot wounds at the scene and attempted life-saving measures.

Peoria Fire Department personnel and Advanced Medical Transport personnel took over the life-saving measures after arriving on-scene; AMT took the man to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

According to a Facebook post from the coroner's office, Lee was taken to OSF Healthcare St. Francis Medical Center with no pulse and not breathing; he was pronounced dead at the hospital at 7:07 Saturday morning.

The incident is still under investigation.

In 2021, Peoria reached 22 homicides on Sept. 3 and finished the year with 34.

Lyndsay Jones