Speeding and shootings led veteran to demand more neighborhood speed bumps

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 6:28 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A Peoria veteran demanded more speed bumps to limit speeding in residential neighborhoods during shootings Tuesday.

Christopher Swinford showed 25News security camera footage on his property from May 6 of four cars speeding and firing more than seven rounds early that morning.

The video was recorded on West Crestwood Dr and can be found in the video above this story.

Swinford said he was shocked this happened in his neighborhood.

“Dang. In a quiet neighborhood like this? Gunplay like that? Four cars? GTA style?” said resident Christopher Swinford. “They need to stop. They’re going to hurt not just themselves, but the people around them. It’s only a matter of time before things happen again.”

Peoria Police found seven shell casings down the street. They add there is no suspect information.

Peoria’s Public Works department oversees traffic operations. Nick McMillion says residents can help the situation too.

“If there are certain areas that are prone and we see speeding being a constant factor, then residents can submit a traffic calming application,” said the department’s Communications Specialist.’

Swinford’s proposed solution is to add speed humps to his neighborhood and others in Peoria.

“Put some speed humps here, so they know they can’t just drive through fast,” said Swinford. “On any street that’s more than six blocks long, I think they should have speed humps there.”