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Shooting on Peoria's south side is the city's 22nd homicide of the year

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Updated: October 25, 2022 at 9:16 PM CDT
The Peoria County coroner has identified the victim as 46-year-old Christopher Terrell Harness Sr. of North Valley Drive, Peoria. The coroner says he suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body and died instantly.

Authorities say a man was fatally shot on Peoria's south side Monday night.

Peoria Police responded to shots fired around 7:40 p.m. in the 200 block of South Saratoga Street, one block west of Martin Luther King Jr. Park, police said. The victim with apparent gunshot wounds was found a few blocks away in the 700 block of West Johnson Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's name has not been released.

Peoria Police are investigating and had no suspect information to share. If you have any information, contact Peoria Police, tip411, or Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000.

Monday's shooting was the city's 22nd homicide of 2022, according to a WCBU tally. There were 34 homicides in 2021 — a modern record in Peoria's history.

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