Naperville Police Investigate Shooting on Leach Drive

(The Naperville Police Department currently has one juvenile person of interest in custody and the investigation continues. As we have more information, we will share it. The victim has been identified as a 22-year-old male from Naperville. )

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the approximate time of 1:30 p.m., 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 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.

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