Two people were shot in Peoria on Monday evening in an apparent domestic-violence incident, police said.

Police said a teenage girl and a man were transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later both were reported in stable condition. 

The shooting appeared to be a domestic-violence incident, said Officer Brandon Sheffert, a Peoria police spokesman.

Officers had an area near 103rd and Northern avenues cordoned off with police tape.

Sheffert said everybody involved in the incident was still on scene when officers arrived.

Nobody had been detained or arrested, and everyone involved  was being interviewed, he said.

Harold Wood, 36, a Peoria resident, was driving home when he saw the aftermath of the shooting.

“I saw a (police) unit, and a couple of (officers) came out with assault rifles, and they were scouring the the canal area.”

He said he saw a man badly injured when he drove closer.

“I saw the gentleman laying on the ground and the paramedics providing assistance to him,” he said. “I saw blood on his face and his head, and immediately I knew it didn’t look too good for him.”

Neighbors were evacuated from from their homes while officers investigated, Sheffert said.

Fire crews were called to the scene at about 6:15 p.m.

Additional details were not immediately available.


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