PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One girl was shot Thursday afternoon near N. California St. and E. Nebraska Ave in Peoria’s East Bluff neighborhood.
Peoria Police Lt. Mike Boland said they initially responded to reports of a man being shot, but turned out to be a female juvenile shot in the buttocks.
Boland said the suspect, a Black man wearing a mask, was seen fleeing the scene. The girl was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
The shooting remains under investigation, and no other suspect information is available at this time.
This story will be updated when more information is available.