Juvenile charged in connection with Naperville shooting

A 17-year-old man faces a charge of aggravated robbery in connection with a Tuesday afternoon shooting in Naperville that injured a 22-year-old man.

The teen, who is not being identified by authorities because he is a juvenile, is one of two people Naperville police believe was involved with the shooting that occurred around 1:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Leach Drive, police said.

The two people, who police said were known by the victim, went to the victim’s home Tuesday afternoon. While there, a struggle ensued, and the victim was shot in the leg. The two alleged offenders fled the home on foot, police said.

Police continue to search for the second offender.

Cmdr. Rick Krakow said police believe the victim was targeted by the two suspects and that there was no danger to the general public.

Several schools, including Neuqua Valley High School, were placed on a soft lockdown after the shooting.

The juvenile appeared at a detention hearing on Wednesday morning in Will County and was remanded to the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Joliet, police said. Their next court date is May 1.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Naperville Police Department investigations division at (630) 548-2955.

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