Police: 13 Shot and Wounded at Outdoor Gathering in Illinois

first_imgPolice in Illinois say that 13 people were shot and injured early Sunday, when a fight started along the riverfront in the city of Peoria.None of the wounds are considered life threatening, police spokeswoman Amy Dotson told local newspaper The Peoria Journal Star.Officers responding to a report about people being shot ended up finding a gathering of about 200 people in the area.Two of the people had serious neck wounds and were taken to a hospital. The remaining 11 individuals with gunshot wounds to the arms and legs arrived separately at local hospitals. Six of those who were shot are men and seven are women, authorities said.All of the injured people are expected to survive, authorities say.Police believe that there were several shooters, due to the number of shell casings investigators found.The area is described as a typical gathering place in the community. However, the crowd is not believed to have gathered for a particular event.No suspects have been arrested yet, although police are reportedly investigating at least one person of interest.Investigators also do not yet know what caused the fight.Peoria, which has a population of about 110,000 people, is located about 155 miles southwest of Chicago.last_img read more

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Zdravko Mamic could be extradited to Croatia?

first_imgThe Supreme Court accepted the appeal of USKOK seeking an investigative prison sentence for Zdravko Mamic in the second proceeding. The information was confirmed by the Croatian media from the Osijek County Court. Namely, Mamic could still be extradited to Croatia for taking 200 million kuna from Dinamo Club.An extradition agreement could be activated with BiH because the offense he is charged of is done after the signing of the abovementioned contract. Now, all is within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice.To recall, the Appellate Division of the BiH Court in July decided that Mamic will not be extradited to the Republic of Croatia under the warrant of the County Court in Osijek.A Croatian court found Mamic, who has dual Croatian and BiH citizenship, guilty of financial crimes, and sentenced him to six and a half years in prison in a verdict read out at the Osijek County Court on June 6.The day before the pronouncement of the verdict, Mamic fled to BiH. BiH State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) police detained Mamic Thursday on the basis of an Interpol warrant.During the hearing here on Friday, Mamic said that he is “a proud citizen of BiH and does not want to be extradited to Croatia.”Mamic‘s lawyer Zdravko Rajic told reporters that BiH court had decided to suspend extradition proceedings because Mamic has BiH citizenship.According to law scholars, the final verdict in this case could be stretched out until the end of 2019. If he is still found guilty, Mamic could serve the jail sentence in BiH, as a result of an agreement between the two countries.last_img read more

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