Overnight Crime Turns Deadly

By WEEK Producer

August 7, 2011 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 3:47 AM CDT

A rash of crimes hit Peoria County between the hours of midnight and 2 o'clock Sunday morning, leaving at least four people in the hospital and two dead.

Just after midnight Sunday, Peoria Police responded to multiple shots fired at Main Street Car Wash on 917 West Main Street.

A few minutes later, authorities say the victim checked himself in to Methodist Hospital with a gunshot wound to his neck. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

About an hour later, a Peoria man reported that he'd been stabbed while at his home in Glenbrook Apartments.

Police arrived at 4717 North Knoxville just before 1:30 a.m., where the victim said he knew his attacker.

Police have found the suspect and have already made an arrest.

About 20 minutes later, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of multiple shots fired at the Peoria Palace Skating Rink in Mossville.

Authorities say callers also reported a fight in progress.

When they arrived, sheriff's deputies say they found a large crowd and about 100 cars fleeing the scene.

Amongst the crowd were two victims with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, and the victim of a beating.

All three victims were juveniles. Their identities are not being released.

Those incidents are still under investigation, and no arrests have been made at this time.

And just before 2 AM, a Peoria Police squad car drove onto the site of a three-vehicle accident at the corner of Glen and Sheridan that left a married couple dead.

The two victims, 40-year-old Michael Korenchuk and 30-year-old Rachel Korenchuk, were on the motorcycle according to Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll.

Both were pronounced dead shortly after.

The driver of the truck, Jeffrey Kallister, was located and arrested for two counts of reckless homicide and multiple traffic violations including Driving Under the Influence.

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