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“Shots Fired” Investigated - Unfounded

At approximately 2:55 pm, this afternoon (December 30, 2016), the Naperville Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Johnson Dr. for a report of “shots fired.” Upon arrival officers met with the caller and learned that a projectile had broken a rear window to a single family residence on Johnson Dr.

 During the course of the investigation, it was learned that a male teenager accidentally shot an arrow from a crossbow, inside the home. The arrow from the crossbow never left the residence and no one was injured. The adult homeowner, unaware of the accidental discharge of the crossbow, called the Naperville Police Department to investigate the incident. During the course of the initial police response, portions of Johnson Drive and Stanton Court were closed to vehicle traffic. No criminal charges will be forthcoming as a result of this incident.


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.