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Coroner identifies the victim of Peoria's 21st homicide this year

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood on Monday identified the victim of a fatal Saturday morning shooting on Peoria's south side as Couriaun Atkins.

Harwood said Atkins, 23, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died instantly. His death marks Peoria's 21st homicide this year.

Peoria police responded to ShotSpotter alerts in the 2900 block of Seibold Street around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday.

Officers said they found Atkins, who lived on West Lincoln Avenue, on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on-scene.

Police have no other details on potential suspects and no arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation.

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