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Posted on: February 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2/19/23 Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

(PEORIA, IL) On Sunday, February 19, 2023, at approximately 11:23 p.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 700 block of E. Maywood on a Shot Spotter alert of 4 rounds fired – full auto gunfire.
When officers arrived, they did not locate any evidence of gunfire at that location.
A short time later, police were informed that a male resident in the 700 block of E. Buerkin called dispatch to report his house was struck by gunfire.
The adult male victim told police an unknown person began firing shots at his house. 
The victim was not injured.
Officers counted approximately 41 bullet strikes to the victim’s residence. Officers also located approximately 81 spent shell casings outside the home.
One of the bullets struck the gas line to the residence. The Peoria Fire Department responded and shut off the gas. Ameren later responded and repaired the gas line.
This incident is under investigation.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.

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