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Officer exchanges gunfire with man at school west of Chicago

A Dixon police officer exchanged fire with an armed male suspect at a high school outside of Chicago Wednesday morning, according to the city manager. (CNN Newsource | WLS)

A Dixon police officer exchanged gunfire with an armed man at a high school outside of Chicago Wednesday morning, according to the city manager.

Authorities say an armed man fired shots near the Dixon Public High School's gym and a school resource officer confronted him.

The officer exchanged gunfire with the suspect and the suspect sustained what authorities believe are non-life threatening injuries, authorities added.


The suspect was taken into custody and none of the school's students or staff were injured in the shooting, the city manager said.

Police are still investigating and Dixon High School is still on lock down, authorities added.

Authorities believe the suspect is a 19-year-old former student of the school.

This is a developing story.

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