PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A 17-year-old boy has died, the Peoria County Coroner said Wednesday, hours after being shot on Peoria’s East Bluff.
Jamie Harwood said Dahvie P. Brown-Bay died at an area hospital at 2:37 a.m. Wednesday, less than seven hours after he was shot just near the intersection of East Kansas Street and North Wisconsin Avenue.
An autopsy is scheduled for later Wednesday, he said.
That block is near Glen Oak Community Learning Center and features several businesses and restaurants. Several people declined to talk. However, Nabil Ali, a clerk at Smaks Market, 1922 N. Wisconsin Ave., said shootings happen frequently in that area.
“It’s really shocking though that a person got killed. Everyone gets angry but they shouldn’t shoot each other,” he said. “No one needs to die.”
Semone Roth, a spokeswoman for the Peoria Police Department, said the shooting occurred at about 7:52 p.m. Tuesday. An alert from the ShotSpotter gunfire detection system indicated that four rounds were fired. That area is near Glen Oak Community Learning Center.
No arrests have been made and the matter remains under investigation, Roth said.
The fatal shooting is the city’s 14th homicide of the year.
Anyone with information on the shooting should contact police (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
This story will be updated.