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Peoria police investigation on East Arcadia

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Peoria Police Department is searching for a suspect in a Tuesday evening shooting.

Just before 9 p.m., officers were called to the area of East Arcadia Avenue and Prospect Road on reports of the shooting. When they arrived, they found a man, Amorta Nelson, who had been shot in the buttocks behind a home in the area.

He was taken to the hospital but police said he was not cooperating. 

As of Thursday, no suspect has been identified and no spent shell casings were located near the area. However, two live rounds and one spent casing were located inches from where Nelson was laying on the ground. 



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