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updated: 1/7/2010 10:37 AM

Schaumburg police arrest 3 in home invasion

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Three men remain in custody but might not be formally charged until Friday following a thwarted home invasion in Schaumburg Wednesday evening in which shots were fired but no one was seriously hurt.

One of the two occupants of the home on the 1000 block of Stonehedge Drive suffered a minor injury but was released after treatment by Schaumburg paramedics.

While little could be revealed about the suspected motive for the incident Thursday morning, Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebl said investigators believe this house was specifically targeted and not a random choice by the invaders.

Officers received a call for police assistance at the house at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday.

The two officers who responded were refused entry to the house but could hear a commotion inside.

One officer walked to the back of the house and confronted a man there who turned and fired two gun shots at the officer before fleeing on foot.

The officer was not struck and gave chase. Other officers responded to the scene and three suspects were ultimately arrested within a few blocks of the home.

Nebl said he could not comment on evidence recovered, but added that there is no doubt that one responding officer was actually shot at.

The investigation of the incident is continuing with the assistance of the Cook County state's attorney's office, Nebl said.

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