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Police: Home invasion in St. Charles did not happen as reported

SHARE Police: Home invasion in St. Charles did not happen as reported
SHARE Police: Home invasion in St. Charles did not happen as reported

Police said it now appears that there was no home invasion Thursday afternoon in west suburban St. Charles.

A 28-year-old man who was house-sitting for a relative reported that he was shot in the shoulder during a burglary at a home in the 3600 block of Grand View Court about 2:25 p.m., according to St. Charles police.

He suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, police said.

Officers searched the home and did not find anyone else inside, but the back door window had been broken out, police said.

After interviewing witnesses and combing through evidence at the scene, police determined that the crime did not occur as it was reported.

Nearby St. Charles North High School was placed under soft lockdown until about 4:10 p.m. as police searched the area. Bus dismissal was also delayed at Wildrose and Ferson Creek elementary schools.

“While the St. Charles Police Department apologizes for any inconvenience these safety measures caused parents, students and motorists, they were implemented to ensure the utmost safety of everyone,” police said in a statement.

Detectives are continuing to investigate and consult with the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

“I want to ensure the public that they are safe and not in danger,” St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan said. “We believe this incident was isolated and contained to the home in question. I thank everyone for their concern and understanding.”

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