UPDATE: Cause of death identifed in fatal Friday shooting

 PEORIA, Ill. – A Peoria man has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting Friday night.

The Peoria County Coroner has identified the victim as 26 year old Eric Brownlee of the 600 block of Spitznagle.

Peoria Police were call to the 100 block of Northeast Rock Island, near Brownlee’s home, shortly before 10:30pm to a report of a gunshot victim. Emergency crews attempted life saving measures, but Coroner Jamie Harwood says Brownlee died at the scene.

Police say he was shot in the backyard area of a home. They believe there was a house party going on at the time of the incident.

Harwood says Brownlee died from a single gunshot wound to his neck. There is no evidence of close range contact, and its not known what caliber of the gun. Toxicology results are pending, but Harwood says they have no bearing on the cause of death.

Peoria Police were called to two other shootings on Friday night. A man was reportedly shot in the 2200 block of North Wisconsin around 5pm and a man and a child were found with gunshot wounds in the 500 block of West Gift around 10:15, just before the homicide was reported.

 

All of those victims were transported to a local hospital with what police describe as non-life threatening injuries. 


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