Victim, suspect identified in morning Peoria shooting

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Two people are dead after a Thursday morning shooting in Peoria.

The Peoria Police Department was called to the 1200 block of W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. at 6:56 a.m. regarding a home invasion. Police said a female 9-1-1 caller escaped from the home and that a male armed with a gun entered the home and began shooting.

Upon arrival, police found 30-year-old Kayla N. Fannon with gunshot wounds. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“To the family, just pray and try to come together through this because it’s a tragedy that happened,” said Linda Johnson who was at the scene late Thursday morning. “Don’t know why it happened, but it happened, we’ll keep you in prayers.”

The male gunman, identified as 39-year-old David Jenkins of Peoria, was also located with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased. 

“We just need to put the guns down and stop all this mess,” said Johnson. “I mean, come together and stop all this violence.”

A handgun was recovered at the scene and no shots were fired by officers. There was a man on the roof, who escaped safely as well as the woman. 

“We got generations growing up and they’re watching this stuff and that’s what they, you know, would think they will have to do too,” said Johnson. “So you know, they just need to stop.”

WMBD learned Fannon had an order of protection filed against Jenkins on May 2, 2017. The protection was dismissed on May 19, 2017. 

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