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Bolingbrook schools put on lockdown because of shooting in the streets

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 4:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:49 p.m. CDT

BOLINGBROOK - Several schools were locked down Thursday afternoon after a man was shot nearby.

Lt. Mike Rompa said police were called at 1:58 p.m. when shots were reported near Kingsbrooke Court and Kingsbrooke Crossing.

Two men were seen shooting before they fled in a silver or white Chevrolet sedan, Rompa said.

A man was found nearby and was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound to his midsection. His condition was unknown Thursday afternoon, but did not appear to be life-threatening, reports said.

"It was learned the victim and the offenders are known to each other," Rompa said.

Jane Addams, Brooks, Oak View and Independence schools were placed in lockdown for about 10 minutes, while Bolingbrook High School was placed in a "hard" lockdown. Rompa and a school spokeman said the lockdowns were only a precaution.

"The incident was in no way related to the school," Rompa said.

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