Three people injured in two separate shootings on Peoria's south side

By WEEK Producer

October 17, 2013 Updated Oct 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria Police are investigating two separate shootings, that left at least three people injured.

The latest shooting happened just before 9 p.m. on Thursday.

According to first reports, police said the two victims were at the corner of W. Grinnell Street and S. Folkers Street when a car rolled up and stopped.

A male suspect got out and started firing a revolver, hitting one victim in the chest, the other in the back.

The shooter then fled the scene in the car.

Both victims were taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center for treatment.

Their names and conditions are unknown at this time.

Police said they do not believe the Grinnell Street shooting had anything to do with the earlier shooting, which happened near Griswold and Starr, about three blocks away from Grinnell Street.

This shooting happened shortly after 3 p.m.

The victim in that shooting called police himself reporting that he had been shot in the neck.

The man later arrived at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center with an additional gunshot wound to the buttocks.

Police said his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

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