Man shot in Peoria overnight

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PEORIA, Ill.– A man is recovering after being shot in the leg Tuesday night in Peoria.

According to the Peoria Police Department, a dispatch call came in right before 11 p.m. Tuesday. Police responded to 11 shots fired in the 1400 block of Monroe St.

Police say they found a man running away from officers at the scene. He was caught and arrested after throwing a gun on the ground. He had a gunshot wound to the leg. It’s not yet clear when the man was shot.

The man was taken to the hospital and arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Police say the man also had warrants out for his arrest from other jurisdictions.

This story will be updated as it develops.

This story originally stated the shooting took place in the East Bluff neighborhood of Peoria, per information from the Peoria Police Department. It has since been updated with new details to reflect the location of the 1400 block of Monroe St.

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