UPDATE: Man dead after Monday night shooting

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 9:14 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2023 at 7:22 AM CDT
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UPDATE TUESDAY 7:15 A.M. - Peoria Police say the man died a short time later after being transported to the hospital.

PEORIA (25News Now) - A man is fighting for his life after he was shot Monday night at a gas station in Central Peoria, an area the police chief says has been “fairly quiet” until now.

The shooting happened about 8:20 p.m. at the Phillips 66 station near the corner of North Sheridan Road and West McClure Avenue, across from the Sheridan FOOD MART.

Police were called after a ShotSpotter alert indicated nine rounds were fired there.

Roth said police found a male victim with apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

The age of the victim was not available, and police did not have information about any suspects.

Chief Eric Echevarria said with the shooting happening in a well-lit area, police are likely to get help from neighboring businesses that have security cameras, and from people inside those businesses who may have seen what happened.

“It is a very well-lit area, and as you can tell there are probably quite a few cameras in the area as well. So our detectives will follow-up and we hope to find leads tonight,” Echevarria said. “Both of these businesses that are in this area have worked with us, actually it’s been a fairly quiet area as of recent.”

“We don’t know what occurred tonight at this point.”

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office and a K-9 unit were helping Peoria Police at the scene.

This is the second shooting reported in Peoria Monday evening. A woman told police she and a male juvenile were shot in the 600 block of West Romeo B. Garrett Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Their injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.