17-year-old shot in leg while walking to school

Published: Nov. 9, 2023 at 10:47 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2023 at 11:41 AM CST
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A 17-year-old walking to school Thursday morning received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth says the boy was shot around 7:27 a.m. in the area of West Ann Street.

The 17-year-old boy was part of a group of three students who were walking to Manual High School. PPD said he has non-life-threatening injuries.

After this happened, we’re told Manual was put on lockdown.

25News spoke to a neighbor who wished not to be on camera.

The neighbor tells us he heard gunshots but didn’t see it on his security camera system.

Yesterday, shots were also fired near Rolling Acres Middle School. 20-25 rounds on North Graceland Drive. Roth said it came after a six-round ShotSpotter alert.

The school went on lockdown for this incident as well. The police chief declined our interview request.

The group of three told officers they were shot at by an unknown person.

I asked Peoria Public School leaders if there will be additional safety measures today and tomorrow for students walking to and from the high school.

Leaders told us Peoria police will provide additional support when students are dismissed.