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Peoria police: 2 homicides at apartment complex are unrelated

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Police say separate fatal shooting and stabbing incidents hours apart at the same Peoria apartment complex this weekend are not related.

The two crimes at the Lexington Hills Apartments are being investigated as the city’s second and third homicides of 2024.

According to a news release from the Peoria Police Department, the first crime occurred at the Lexington Hills Apartments in the 3400 block of West Fallen Oak Lane just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Officers responded to a call of a man being shot.

Upon arrival, they found one man with apparent gunshot wounds who was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man had suffered a graze wound to his back that was not life threatening.

Police returned to the same block around 1:45 a.m. Sunday for a report of a woman not breathing. Officers arrived to find a woman with stab wounds and other trauma. She was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Police department spokesperson Semone Roth confirmed the homicides are considered unrelated.

The victims’ identities and official cause and manner of death have not yet been released by the Peoria County Coroner’s Office. Both incidents remain under investigation.

Contact Joe at jdeacon@ilstu.edu.