UPDATE (12:14 p.m.) — According to a Peoria Police press release, one man was arrested in relation to a shooting that happened outside Big Al’s Monday.

One of the two shooting victims, 24-year-old Tyrese L. Walker, was arrested for aggravated battery with a firearm.

He will be transported to the Peoria County Jail after he is released from the hospital.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Peoria Police Department at 309-673-452, tip411 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 309-673-9000.

UPDATE: Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth said there are two victims.

According to Roth, two gunshot victims arrived at OSF St. Francis Medical Center after being shot in the parking lot of Big Al’s.

The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. At this time, we do not know their ages or genders.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One person was shot around 2:15 a.m. Monday morning, July 4.

Officers were dispatched to Big Al’s on Jefferson Avenue to a report of shots fired. When Peoria police arrived, there were no victims at the property, according to Peoria Police Information Office Semone Roth.

Witnesses told officers an argument happened between some males outside the establishment and a short time later, officers were told a gunshot victim was dropped off at a local hospital by a private vehicle.

The victim’s name, age, and condition are unknown at this time.

There is currently no suspect information or arrests made, police are investigating the situation.