One Critically Injured in Peoria Riverfront Shooting

Aug 10, 2019

One person is in the hospital in critical condition after shots rang out along Water Street early Saturday morning.

Peoria Police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson said officers first responded to the 400 block of Water Street around midnight. Multiple open alcohol and parking citations were issued to a large crowd of more than 200 people gathered. 

Around 4 a.m., Dotson said a fight broke out among the crowd. Officers arrived again to clear the area when someone began firing shots.

A victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the area. Officers on the scene provided immediate medical care until the victim could be transported to the hospital. They are listed in critical condition. Further details aren't known at this time. 

Officers were unable to find the suspect with more than 100 people running away from the area, Dotson said.