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Update / Naperville Police investigate early afternoon shooting, seek information


Above / Naperville Police investigate shooting on Leach Drive, located south of Leverenz Road and west of Plainfield-Naperville Road. Victim sent to local hospital. Investigation is underway. (PN file photos are used to help flag stories related to Naperville Police and Fire Department responses to investigations and emergency calls, always reminding readers that keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. Thanks always for calling 911 whenever necessary to report something that seems suspicious or unsafe. Be alert by day and by night. Be a Naperville Crime Stopper. Stay safe.) 

Updated Post #2, 11AM Wed., April 17, 2024 / On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the approximate time of 1:30PM, officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Leach Dr. for the report of a gunshot victim.

The preliminary investigation indicates that two subjects, known to the victim, came to the victim’s house. Shortly thereafter, a struggle ensued, and the victim was shot in the leg.  The two alleged offenders fled the scene on foot.

Naperville officers searched the area for several hours and later located and arrested a juvenile. This juvenile was later transferred to the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center, located in Joliet.  The juvenile appeared at a detention hearing this morning (April 17, 2024) where they were charged with one count of Aggravated Robbery and remanded. Their next court date is scheduled for May 1, 2024.

The investigation is ongoing to locate the second alleged offender.

Thank you to Indian Prairie School District 204 and the community in this area for their assistance and understanding during this investigation. Also, thank you to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office for their guidance and efforts on this case.

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

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Updated Post #1, 10:42PM Tues., April 16, 2024 / Police Investigate Shooting… The Naperville Police Department currently has one juvenile person of interest in custody and the investigation continues. 

The victim has been identified as a 22-year-old male from Naperville.

As we have more information, we will share it. —NPD

Original Post, 4PM Tues., April 16, 2024 / On Tues., April 16, 2024, at the approximate time of 1:30PM, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2500 block of Leach Drive for the report of a gunshot victim.

Police and Fire personnel arrived on scene and located a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to a local hospital. The wound is believed to be non-life threatening. Preliminary investigation indicates this was not a random act.

The offenders reportedly fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel.

Several schools in the area were placed on lockdown and a shelter in place. Naper Notify Alert was sent to surrounding residents. This incident is an active investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6665 and ask for the Investigations Division.

Report submitted by Public Information Office for the Naperville Police Department. 

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