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Man found shot to death near Peoria High School

Published: May. 21, 2022 at 3:15 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Peoria police are investigating after they found a man shot to death Saturday afternoon near Peoria High School, on the same day seniors received their degrees.

According to Peoria Police information officer Semone Roth, at 12:28 PM, police responded to a Shotspotter alert in the 1500 block of N. Bigelow St. When police arrived, they found a man who had been shot, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the man was in his early 20s.

The identity of the victim will be released Sunday, with an autopsy scheduled for Monday. There’s currently no suspect information, and no arrests have been made.

Our team on the scene says they saw families celebrating amid the aftermath of the incident, with Peoria High School’s graduation ceremonies happening earlier in the day.

If you have any information about the incident, you can contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.

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