8-year-old girl shot in the leg in Peoria after possible home invasion


PEORIA Ill.- An 8-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the leg early Friday morning in Peoria.

Around 3:43 a.m., Peoria police officers responded to two-shot spotter alerts in the 1200 block of North Orange Street, near West Columbia Terrace. Officers report that multiple suspects forced entry into a home on Orange Street and at least four shots were fired.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located the child that was shot in the leg. She was transported to an area hospital and is expected to be okay.

Officers investigated the scene until the early afternoon, searching the house and checking for fingerprints.

The door of the home is now boarded up.

No further information is available at this time.

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