PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police responded to a crime scene Thursday afternoon regarding a man and a woman who were found dead in the basement of a home on W. Lawndale Avenue and N. Sheridan Road, Chief Eric Echevarria confirmed.
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said the man and the woman were presumably in their 20s. Both were found with gunshot wounds.
A forensic autopsy is scheduled for Friday, Harwood confirmed.
“It’s yet another incident that we’ve had here in the city that people are going to suffer through now and the trauma, the trauma that continues to happen in our city, to the decedents who unfortunately lost their life, now to the people who are involved. So it’s tragic,” Harwood said.
Echevarria said there is no threat to the community at this time.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.