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UPDATE: Victim of Saturday night homicide identified

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

11:30 AM UPDATE: The Peoria County Coroner has identified the victim of Saturday night's homicide on West Wyoming. 

Jamie Harwood says 24-year-old John W. Bell III was pronounced dead at 10:12 PM Saturday night. He adds that Bell had been shot multiple times, but the exact number was unavailable.

An Autopsy is scheduled for Sunday morning. 


Peoria Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert Saturday evening, approx. 9:17PM, around the 2700 block of West Wyoming.

Further calls and reports of a male suffering a gunshot wound lead them to the intersection of Wyoming and Oregon, where they found that male victim.

Police say that victim had an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest and died at the scene. 

This shooting would be the city's 4th homicide.

The investigation is ongoing.

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