On December 22, 2023, at approximately 8:45 a.m., the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and the Wheaton Police Department swiftly responded to a reported shooting incident near 0N131 Gary Avenue in unincorporated Wheaton. Authorities acted promptly to secure the scene, ensuring safety measures were in place.
It is crucial to emphasize that this incident is isolated, and there is no ongoing threat to public safety. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office has taken the lead in investigating the matter.
As part of the investigative process, Wheaton Police have temporarily closed off Gary Avenue from Harrison Avenue to Prairie. Residents are advised to avoid this specific area until the investigative phase concludes.
As a precautionary measure, Wheaton North High School briefly initiated a secure and teach protocol to ensure the safety of students and staff. Updates will be provided once the road reopens, prioritizing the safety and convenience of the community.
For any additional inquiries, individuals are encouraged to contact the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office at 630-407-2000.
The community is urged to remain vigilant and cooperative during this investigative phase, and further updates will be shared as the situation develops. The authorities are committed to ensuring the thorough examination of the incident while keeping the public’s safety at the forefront of their efforts.