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13 shot after fight breaks out in crowd of almost 200, police say

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None of the injuries are considered to be life threatening, police said.

July 19, 2020, 6:21 PM

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Thirteen people were shot during a large gathering at a riverfront in Peoria, Illinois, early Sunday morning, police said.

Authorities responded to reports of a shooting at 4:41 a.m. after a large fight broke out among a crowd of nearly 200 people, the Peoria Police Department said in a press release.

There were two victims located at the scene — an adult male who was shot in the neck and a female who was shot in the back — both were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Another 11 people with gunshot wounds arrived separately at local hospitals, police said. All the victims were adults — six men and seven women.

None of the injuries were considered life threatening.

There were multiple people firing weapons, investigators said, adding that the incident was a result of a dispute among groups of people gathered at the riverfront.

Police are investigating the incident — authorities did not release any details on suspects in the shooting.


ABC News


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