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Peoria police investigating shooting, stabbing incidents

The Peoria Police Department is investigating separate incidents that left two men with apparent life-threatening injuries.

Officers responded to the 3400 block of W. Oakcrest Drive shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday night for a report of multiple shots fired. Upon arrival, they found a vehicle in the middle of the road with a man inside who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

The man was taken to a local hospital. His identity and condition has not been released. The incident is under investigation and no suspect information is available.

Shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police were called to a hospital after a man had been dropped off by a private vehicle with a serious stab wound to his neck.

Witnesses told police the man had been stabbed while trying to break up a fight outside a local business in the 400 block of MacArthur Highway. No suspect information is available and the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information related to either crime is asked to contact Peoria police either by phone at 309-673-4521, through the anonymous Tip411 hotline, or contact CrimeStoppers anonymously at 309-673-9000.

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Contact Joe at jdeacon@ilstu.edu.