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One critically injured in Friday night shots fired incident

A police car's lights, which are on. The text "WCBU Police and Fire" are laid on top of that photo.

The Peoria Police Department says one person is critically injured after a shots fired incident Friday, Mar. 18.

According to a press release, officers heard shots around 8:59 p.m. in the 800 block of W. Thrush Avenue, followed by a Shot Spotter alert for 24 rounds fired in the same location. Later, officers were told a vehicle was seen driving down W. Thrush with occupants inside randomly firing, hitting several homes and vehicles. Officers found a discarded handgun during a search of the area.

Police say they later learned a man was dropped off at a local hospital with gunshot wounds, his injuries are critical.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and there's no suspect information available.

If you have any information regarding this crime, police ask you call the department at (309)673-4521, tip 411 or Crime Stoppers at (309)673-9000.

Collin Schopp is a reporter at WCBU. He joined the station in 2022.