Shots fired near popular sports bar and grill in West Peoria leaves 3 injured

Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 6:33 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 3:43 PM CDT
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UPDATE 4:00 PM - The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect after three people were injured in an early Monday morning shooting at KG’s Bar and Grill in West Peoria.

Sheriff Chris Watkins says the suspect is a black man who is armed with a gun but would not provide any further information.

A witness told 25News off-camera a fight started inside the bar between two women. It escalated and the group was pushed outside and that’s when the shooting happened.

Watkins says there has been an increase in calls to the bar in the past several months. He also says he’s been frustrated with the bar owner and his lack of cooperation when an incident occurs there. The sheriff says he’s working with the West Peoria mayor on solutions.

The owner of KG’s wrote on Facebook that all of his employees are okay, and business was back to normal Monday afternoon.

25News reached out to the owner for more information but has not yet heard back.

UPDATE 8:00 AM – The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new information about a shooting in the early hours of Monday morning in West Peoria.

According to a release from the Sheriff’s office, deputies responded to KG’s Bar and Grill on Farmington Road around 1:40 a.m. for several people shot. Upon arriving, officers found a large number of vehicles leaving the parking lot, with no victims found. Information provided stated the shooting victims left in private vehicles to get to a local hospital after a fight broke out in the parking lot.

Three shooting victims were later found at a local hospital, two women and a man with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to their legs.

There’s no suspect information at this time.

WEST PEORIA (25News Now) -Officers were called to the area near KG’s Sports Bar & Grill around 1:40 Monday morning responding to a report that three people were shot.

Limited details have been given, but Peoria Dispatchers confirmed that multiple people were shot.

As of 6:30 Monday morning, we are awaiting information on the exact number of individuals that are hurt and/or hospitalized.

So far, no suspect information has been released.

This story will be updated.