Police working to learn what led up to the shooting of a 13 year old

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Peoria police are still looking for answers after a 13 year old boy was shot.

Police responded to shots fired at the 800 block of West McClure just after 4:30pm ,when they arrived they found the boy shot.

The boy was immediately transported to an area hospital. Hours later police arrested a 15 year old boy after he confessed to the shooting.

WMBD spoke to a neighbor who said he was home when he heard the gun shots.

I was inside and all I heard was a shot go off and i thought it was firecrackers,” said Garrett Escatel.That’s when we started hearing sirens and then when we came outside.”

No word yet on the victim’s condition, we’ll be sure to update you when we learn more.

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