13 shot in Illinois after fight breaks out in crowd of almost 200, police say

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 11:39:59-04

Thirteen people were shot during a large gathering in Peoria, Illinois, early Sunday morning, police said.

Authorities responded to reports of a shooting at 4:41 a.m. after a large fight broke out among a crowd of nearly 200 people, the Peoria Police Department said in a press release.

There were two victims located at the scene -- an adult male who was shot in the neck and a female who was shot in the back -- both were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Another 11 people with gunshot wounds arrived separately at local hospitals, police said. All the victims were adults -- six men and seven women.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Police are investigating the incident -- authorities did not release any details on suspects in the shooting.