Suspect in custody, Naperville school lockdowns lifted after shooting investigation, police say

ByCate Cauguiran and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naperville school lockdowns lifted after shooting investigation
Multiple Naperville schools were locked down amid a shooting investigation in the area, including Neuqua Valley High School, Clow Elementary School.

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Five Naperville schools were put on lockdown amid a shooting investigation in the area Tuesday afternoon, police said.

School officials said Neuqua Valley High School, Brikett Freshman Center, Gregory Middle School, Clow Elementary School, Spring Brook Elementary School and Welch Elementary school were all locked down as a precaution by police request.

The lockdown was lifted around 4 p.m. A juvenile suspect is now in custody, police said later Tuesday night.

The incident happened in the 2500-block of Leach Drive, which is near Clow Elementary School around 1:30 p.m., according to police.

A 22-year-old was man found outside a home with gunshot wounds.

One woman ABC7 spoke with said she heard a gunshot and saw her neighbor, the victim, running out of his home screaming as another neighbor called for help.

"I was at home and all of a sudden, I heard a gunshot," said Callie Stone. "And then I heard screaming as well so I ran to my window to go look."

Then she saw her neighbor, covered in blood, as one of her other neighbors was calling for help.

"He was just screaming, like 'Hurry up, I am bleeding.' I think he was scared," Stone said.

He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sanura Evans, who also lives across the street from the shooting, was in class at Neuqua Valley High School when she heard about the shooting on her block.

"I was scared, so I started texting my mom. She didn't answer the phone, so I started calling my brother. I was calling everybody, because that's when I heard 'Leach Drive,' and that's the street we live on," Evans said.

Evans' high school was one of five nearby schools that went on lockdown after the shooting as a precaution.

"The street was blocked off, so many cars, people trying to pick up their kids. It was crazy," Evans said.

Detectives said the shooting appears to be targeted.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 630-420-6665 and ask for the investigative division.