Police: Gunshots meant for someone else killed Peoria boy

Washington Times - 05-15


PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in Peoria say a 4-year-old boy died when gunfire intended for someone else struck him three times in the back and arm. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Tuesday that Jeremiah L. Ward died from massive internal bleeding caused by the gunshot wounds. The boy died and a 23-year-old man was wounded Monday when 22 rounds were fired in an apartment complex parking lot.