3 Dead, Including Gunman, in Sports Bar Shooting

East Peoria High School Class of 1999 was holding reunion at The Fifth Quarter Sports Bar and Pizzeria

Monday, Jun 16, 2014  |  Updated 9:39 AM PDT
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A high school reunion turned deadly Saturday night in East Peoria after a man walked into a bar and shot his ex-wife and another man before being fatally shot by an off-duty police officer.

The shooting happened around 7:50 p.m. at The Fifth Quarter Sports Bar and Pizzeria, NBC affiliate WEEK-TV reported. The suspected gunman was identified as 40-year-old Jason A. Moore of Creve Coeur.

Lori A. Moore, 33, of Morton, Ill., and Lance E. Griffel, 36, of Peoria were pronounced dead just minutes apart at St. Francis Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head.

Police said the incident is believed to have been domestic violence related as the shooting suspect was identified as the ex-husband of Moore, WEEK reported.

According to court records, Moore filed for divorce from Jason A. Moore in March of 2013. It was finalized in May of 2013.

East Peoria High School Class of 1999 was holding its high school reunion at the time of the shooting, but no other injuries were reported.

Several law enforcement agencies were reportedly present at the scene including East Peoria Police, Fondulac Park District Police, Creve Couer Police, Tazewell County Sheriff's Department and Illinois State Police.

Police did not release the names of the gunman or the off-duty officer involved by late Sunday.

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