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Shooting Investigation

At 11:25 pm Tuesday evening 11-26-19 Peru Police responded to Illinois Valley Community Hospital after it was reported a female entered the hospital having been taken there by private vehicle and she had suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body area.


An overnight investigation has been ongoing by the PPD patrol division, detective division and the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s office.


It appears that the shooting took place at a gathering of several individuals at the location on Peru’s west side where a 20-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound. Her injuries are not life threating.


The potential crime scene is currently under police guard pending the execution of a search warrant expected to be served this morning.


No offender is in custody and all people at the gathering were no longer on scene when officers determined the apparent location. Some individual believed to be there at the time of the shooting have been identified but cooperation is less than forthcoming.


Anyone with information is asked to call Commander Sarah Raymond or Detective Sergeant Dennis Hocking at PPD 223.2151 ext. 0 or can call in anonymously at the Peru Police tip line at 222.1432.