15-year-old victim of Peoria gun violence identified
PEORIA (25 News Now) - Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has identified a 15-year-old as the victim of the Monday shooting near Quest Charter Academy Middle School.
Merian L. Smith, 15, was pronounced brain-dead at 10:11 a.m. Wednesday morning at OSF.
This is the 23rd homicide in Peoria this year.
Autopsy on Smith will follow organ donation later this week, Harwood said.
Police were called Monday around 3:30 p.m. to the 500 block of West Gift Avenue for three separate ShotSpotter alerts alerting to 21 rounds fired.
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