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Peoria Police: 14-year old injured in Saturday night shooting

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A 14-year old male was brought to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound after a shooting the evening of Saturday, Mar. 18.

Peoria Police say officers responded to a Shot Spotter alert in the parking lot of a business in the 900 block of W. Johnson Street around 8:15 p.m. They found shell casings, but no victims.

According to a press release, officers later learned a juvenile male was dropped off at a local hospital in a private vehicle with a non-life-threatening gunshot injury. The juvenile told police he was shot outside the business by an unknown suspect.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and there's no suspect information at this time.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000.

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