House-Sitter Shot During Attempted Burglary In St. Charles, High School Placed On Soft Lockdown

UPDATE: St. Charles Police Say House Sitter’s Story Of Burglary, Shooting Was False

CHICAGO (CBS) — St. Charles Police are investigating a residential burglary on Thursday after a person was reported shot.

The city of St. Charles tweeted Thursday afternoon that a person was shot in the 3600 block of Grandview Court during a residential burglary.

CBS 2 was told that the man who was shot was house-sitting for a relative when the home invasion burglary occurred.

Police responded to a call around 2:25 p.m. Thursday of a burglary from a man saying he was shot on the 3600 block of Grandview Court.

The 28-year-old was shot in the shoulder and conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital.

St. Charles Police notified St. Charles School District 303 around 2:30 p.m. that a burglary had taken place west of St. Charles North, and the suspect is currently at large.

St. Charles North High School placed the school on a soft lock down and said in a statement, “any students who is on campus is safe in the building. Students will remain in the building until we get the all clear from the St. Charles Police Department.”

District 303 also made the decision to hold bus dismissal of students at both Ferson Creek and Wild Rose Elementary Schools.

School officials were given the all clear around 4:10 p.m.

A back door of the home was found with a busted out window. At last check, the suspect had not been in custody, but St. Charles Police are urging that there is no threat to the public.

This story is developing. Check back with more information.

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