Police: Two family members injured in Peoria shooting

Posted at 6:53 PM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 15:16:53-04

Police in Peoria are investigating a shooting that injured two family members on Monday evening. 

According to the Peoria Police Department, shots were fired near 107th and Northern avenues shortly after 6 p.m. 

Police said two people, an adult male and a teenage girl, were shot and left with life-threatening injuries after the incident. 

Preliminary information from Peoria police indicated that the estranged husband, 31-year-old Adam Vandever, arrived at the location where his was wife was staying with his family. 

The wife, a 30-year-old woman, was leaving the complex with her three children when the suspect drove into the complex. 

Police said Vandever got out of his vehicle and fired several rounds in the direction of the car. The suspect went back to his vehicle and crashed it into the victim's car, then got out and physically assaulted the woman. 

Another relative that was not in the vehicle, a 35-year-old man, saw the shooting and got his gun. Vandever fired at the man and the man returned fire, striking the suspect in the leg.

During the exchange of gunfire between Vandever and the male victim, a 14-year-old girl was shot in the chest. 

The teen victim is still in stable condition at the hospital.

Vandever has been booked on the following charges: Attempted 1st degree murder, attempted 2nd degree murder, aggravated assault, drive-by shooting and disorderly conduct with a firearm.