Shooting Claims Life of South Pekin Man

By WEEK Producer

December 30, 2010 Updated Dec 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM CDT

What we do know is that police received a call about an accidental shooting shortly after seven last night.

When officers arrived at the home on Birkett Street, they found the resident, 54 year-old, Kevin Ales bleeding from a gunshot wound.

"Subsequently, Mr. Ales was transported to Pekin Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time after his arrival," said, Tazewell County Sheriff, Robert Huston.

Police will not say whether the shooting was indeed accidental. Investigators do believe family members were present at the time of the gunfire.No one is in custody in connection with the shooting. No word yet on the findings of the victim's autopsy.

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