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Peoria Man Killed in City's 18th Homicide of 2019

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A Peoria man is dead in the city's 18th homicide of 2019.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Peoria police officers responded to the 1300 block of W. Kettelle around 8:30 p.m. Sunday on a ShotSpotter alert of 10 rounds. 

23-year-old Kennard "Ken" Hardy II was found lying in the area with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the intensive care unit at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center around 12:45 a.m. Monday. 

Harwood said an autopsy is planned. It is not clear how many times Hardy was shot. 

There is no suspect information available. 

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Tim Shelley is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.