North Peoria Shooting Leave One Man Dead

By Ashley McNamee

December 15, 2010 Updated Dec 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM CDT

A lunch-hour shooting kills one Peoria man and sends police on a manhunt for the shooters.

Police say around noon they arrived at 3716 Vinton Street in North Peoria to find a white sedan resting in the front yard with the back window shot out.

Police say the driver, 21-year-old Tudrome C. Banks of Peoria, had a gunshot wound to the head.

Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says Banks was pronounced dead at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She says he died from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head.

Police Captain Mike Scally says they believe the car was shot at by a black male hanging out the back window of a gray Impala, causing the victim to hit a parked car before coming to rest in the yard.

He says they recovered two different caliber gun casings, but they aren't sure if the cars were exchanging gunfire or if this shooting is related to other recent shootings.

"I can't relate it to anything that we've got going. Number one we don't have a suspect, and as far as I know, the victim in this instance was not in relation to any of the other shootings or anything like that," said Capt. Scally.

Police say there was a female in the car who was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The car that fled the scene is described as a newer model, dark silver or gray Chevy Impala.

This is Peoria's 20 homicide this year.

Anyone with information is asked to call crimestoppers at 309-673-9000.

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