No one injured after ‘fully automatic gunfire’ ShotSpotter alerts Wednesday night

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Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 12:39 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Peoria Police are investigating numerous ShotSpotter alerts that indicated the presence of fully automatic gunfire.

Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth says officers responded at around 8:25 p.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of West Hanssler Place to a three-round ShotSpotter alert indicating fully automatic gunfire.

While at the scene and checking the area, officers heard more automatic gunfire north of their location - a ShotSpotter alert indicating three rounds and automatic gunfire alerted to the 500 block of West Wilcox.

At that location, officers in the area observed two men fleeing with one holding a handgun.

Officers set up a perimeter in an attempt to locate the two but were unable to, Roth said.

A K-9 located a discarded handgun along the path of the fleeing men during a search of the area.

A man was then located who told officers he had been shot at by two unknown suspects while sitting in a vehicle on Hanssler Court, but he was not injured.

The incident is currently under investigation. No suspect information is currently available.