Nice weather sees shooting in Peoria

Mar 14, 2014

Peoria Police officers search the area thought to be the location of the Friday, March 14, 2014 shooting on Arcadia, near the intersection Knoxville.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  The first nice weather Friday since winter came with an afternoon shooting in Peoria. Peoria Police Lieutenant Shawn Wetzel says one victim was shot in the face in front of 105 Arcadia and transported to an area hospital for treatment. He says two houses across the street and three doors down each sustained one gunshot. No one was injured in those incidence. But it drew a lot of attention as kids were getting home from school about the same time. Lt. Wetzel says the investigation is ongoing.

The neighborhood is notable for Bomb Squad activity. That is one of the city’s most populated and violent street gangs. The Bomb Squad is also a target to the Don’t Shoot law enforcement initiative.