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Naperville Police Investigate Shooting Death

(UPDATE 4:35 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 The victim in Friday’s fatal shooting has been identified as Matthew Lange, 37 years of age from Oswego. Naperville Police Investigators continue to follow up leads in the case and want to ensure the public that it was not a random act and don’t believe it will be repeated. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department at 630 420-6666 or Naperville Crime Stoppers at 630 420-6006.)

At 7:19pm Naperville Police Officers were dispatched to Scullen Middle School at 1815 Mistflower, for a report of an unresponsive male subject inside a vehicle in the parking lot.

Responding officers located an unresponsive subject in a vehicle with the windows broken out. The subject, a 37 year old male white from Oswego, was transported to Edward Hospital where he was pronounced dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

The incident does not involve Scullen Middle School. There were two non-district organizations that rented building space for activities this evening. In addition, there was an after-school club that was concluding it’s activity.

The investigation is on-going and does not appear to be a random act, thus no apparent threat to the general public. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department at 630 420-6666 or Naperville Crime Stoppers at 630 420-6006.


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.