Update: Two teens arrested for Monday shooting, original suspect not responsible

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PEORIA, Ill. — Two suspects, one 16 and one 17, have been arrested regarding a Monday evening shooting that left another 17-year-old teen injured, after a 15-year-old male was initially arrested Wednesday.

The Peoria Police Department’s public information officer Amy Dotson said the 15-year-old suspect arrested Wednesday was not the individual responsible for the teen’s shooting. Dotson said the information has been conveyed to the state’s attorney’s office.

Wednesday, the original suspect was arrested for aggravated battery, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, mo FOID card, possession of a handgun under 21, and possession of stolen property. The gun had previously been reported as stolen.

PPD officers responded to the 400 block of East Arcadia just before 6:30 p.m. Monday when learning of a shooting incident. Upon arrival, officers located the 17-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The male was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The investigation led to the identification of the 15-year-old suspect, whose name will not be released due to his age. On Friday, however, Dotson said further investigation determined that the 15-year-old was not the individual responsible.

Instead, the 16 and 17-year-old juveniles were arrested. The 16-year-old was arrested for the shooting, and the 17-year-old was arrested for battery and mob action for his involvement in the incident.

The case is being reviewed by the Peoria County State’s Attorney Office.

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