PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A person has been shot outside of the Tri-County Urban League, Peoria Police confirmed Thursday evening.
Police responded to a 20-round shot spotter near Smith St. North MacArthur Highway shortly after 5 p.m. When they arrived, they found a woman with apparent gunshot wounds inside the car she was driving.
Peoria Police Chief Eric Echeverria said the woman was in serious condition
The car had four children inside. None of the children sustained serious injuries, but one was taken to the hospital.
“There’s four children in the vehicle. Four innocent children in this vehicle, as it’s traveling down MacArthur. And, the vehicle is struck by gunfire. An adult is shot, and the kids see this. This is something that they’re going to live with. We need our community to step in,” Peoria Police Chief Eric Echeverria said.
Police are currently canvassing the area. There is no suspect information at this time.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Peoria police at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.