Naperville shooting that caused school lockdowns stemmed from robbery; 1 at large, police say

Juvenile suspect arrested, charged with aggravated robbery, police say

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naperville shooting stemmed from robbery; 1 at large: police
A shooting in Naperville, IL on Leach Drive stemmed from a robbery. It caused several schools to go on lockdown, police said Wednesday.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A Naperville shooting that sparked lockdowns at several area schools Tuesday afternoon stemmed from a robbery, police said Wednesday morning.

Police said they responded to the 2500-block of Leach Drive about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for a reported shooting.

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

Police said the injuries were not considered life threatening.

Police said two people, who the man knew, came to his home, and a struggle ensued. He was shot in the leg, and the two suspects fled on foot, police said.

Naperville police searched the area for several hours, and arrested a juvenile, who was transferred to River Valley Juvenile Detention Center.

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The suspect appeared at a detention hearing Wednesday morning, and was charged with aggravated robbery in the incident.

The individual is next due in court May 1, and was remanded.

The second suspect has not yet been located, police said.

Several area schools were locked down for hours Tuesday.

Anyone who may have witnessed or has information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department Investigations Division at 630-548-2955.