UPDATE: (8:10 a.m.) — A man suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot early Monday, Peoria police say.
Semone Roth, a police spokeswoman, said when officers arrived at a business in the 400 block of Southwest Jefferson Avenue, they found the victim, an adult man, with a gunshot wound, inside the building. He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. He remains in critical condition as of 10 a.m., Roth said.
The only business in the 400 block of Southwest Jefferson Avenue that is open at 3 a.m. is Big Al’s Gentleman’s Club, located near the CityLink Downtown bus station. A dispatcher told a WMBD-TV reporter that the call came from Big Al’s.
While on their way, officers were told another person, who was also shot, was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle. That person’s condition was also not immediately known, other than he suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He is in stable condition, Roth said, as of 10 a.m.
Roth did not release any information regarding the two victims. She did say, however, the two men were not together when the shooting occurred.
Roth said the shooting at Big Al’s was not linked to an earlier shooting in South Peoria where two men were shot in the 2900 block of Southwest Jefferson Avenue.
This story will be updated.
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One person was shot in the head early Monday while at a popular strip club in Peoria.
According to Peoria police, the victim and another person were both inside Big Al’s Gentleman’s Club, located near the CityLink Downtown bus station, at around 3 a.m. when the shooting happened.
Both victims — their names, ages or genders were not immediately known — were taken to OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center. As of 8 a.m., there was no word on their condition.
Peoria Police are still investigating the incident. We will continue to update you as this story develops.