Early morning shooting in Peoria leaves one man dead

By WEEK Reporter

December 24, 2013 Updated Dec 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. --Peoria Police are investigating an Tuesday morning shooting that left one man dead.

Authorities were on the scene of a shooting at 805 West Pine Hill Lane at 3:30 a.m. A male victim was found at the scene.

According to Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersol, Sonny Ford, 29, of 1209 E. Gift Ave, was pronounced dead at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center at 4:12 a.m. Ford sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say that a woman and two small children were present during the incident, but were unharmed.

Authorities have no suspect information other than that they believe more than one person was involved.

An autopsy is scheduled for later Tuesday.