LOCKPORT, Unwell. – A Lockport elementary faculty was positioned on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after an individual was shot close by.
At about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Fairmont Elementary Faculty positioned at 735 Inexperienced Backyard Pl. was placed on lockdown attributable to a capturing that occurred close by, the Will County Sheriff’s Office mentioned.
Deputies reported to the 200 block of Nobes Avenue, positioned close to the varsity, following a ‘pictures fired’ grievance.
A male topic was positioned and had been shot within the leg, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
About 15 spent shell casings had been additionally positioned within the close by road.
A tourniquet was utilized to the sufferer’s leg, and he was transported to an space hospital with non-life-threatening accidents, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
The sufferer is reportedly not cooperating with police.
Although the capturing was unrelated to the varsity, the sheriff’s workplace requested or not it’s placed on lockdown because of the capturing occurring in shut proximity.
No pupil, trainer or faculty property had been damage or broken.
The final remaining college students, academics and directors had been escorted from the constructing by deputies simply after 4 p.m.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned there might be an elevated police presence on the faculty Wednesday throughout arrival and dismissal occasions.
If anybody has details about the capturing, you’re requested to contact the Will County Sheriff’s Workplace Investigations Unit at 815-727-8574.
Should you want to stay nameless, you may submit a tip on the Will County Sheriff’s website.
It’s also possible to contact Will County Crime Stoppers by cellphone at 800-323-6734, or by pc here.