At Least 13 Shot as Fight Breaks Out in Peoria Illinois

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At least 13 people were shot, and two left with serious injuries, just before 5 a.m. Sunday morning in Peoria, Illinois.

NBC 5 reported that a fight occurred “near the intersection of Water Street and Hamilton Street.”

ABC News reported that those fighting were part of a “crowd of nearly 200 people.” Gunshots rang out during the fight.

When police responded they found “an adult male who was shot in the neck and a female who was shot in the back.”

Eleven others went to hospitals to have shooting wounds treated as well.

Illinois requires that all would-be gun owners acquire a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card from the state before being allowed to buy a gun.

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