Mother, daughter wounded in shooting near Romeoville schools

A mother and daughter were shot in southwest suburban Romeoville Thursday, forcing authorities to put a nearby elementary school on lockdown.

Neighbors told WGN-TV the mother and daughter were backing out of their driveway in the 300 block of Emory Ave. around 7 a.m. when they were shot.

The shooting happened about two blocks from Irene King Elementary School.

Officials put the school on lockdown.

The lockdown was lifted at 9:30, even as the search continued.

There are reports that a suspect is in custody, but police have not confirmed it.

The conditions of the victims have not been released.

WGN Web Desk February 13, 20149:02 AM

Update From the Valley View School District: 

“All schools remain on soft lockdown. Romeoville police are now advising that if your child has not left for school that you keep your child home until you hear otherwise. VVSD buses are running their routes and any children at their stops will be picked up and taken to the Romeoville Recreation Center temporarily. Children already in schools will remain in school in a soft lockdown. More details as they become available.”

WGN Web Desk February 13, 20149:07 AM

Here’s footage from our SkyCam9 of the scene:

WGN Web Desk February 13, 20149:35 AM


WGN Web Desk February 13, 20149:50 AM
All school soft lockdowns are now over. Here’s the latest from Larry Randa, Director of School and Community Relations: 
All children are being returned to schools that were relocated earlier.
Any parents that did not pick up their children at the rec center will be bussed back to school.
Some busses with elementary school children were held on the bus in neighborhood with the doors locked.
High school and middle schools back to normal.
Elementary students being bussed back.
WGN Web Desk February 13, 20149:50 AM
All soft lockdowns are now over. Here’s the latest from Larry Randa, Director of School and Community Relations: 
-All children are being returned to schools that were relocated earlier.
-Any parents that did not pick up their children at the rec center will  be bussed back to school.
-Some busses with elementary school children were held on the bus in neighborhood with the doors locked.
-High school and middle schools back to normal.
-Elementary students being bussed back.
WGN Web Desk February 13, 201410:07 AM

Here’s footage from our SkyCam9 of the scene:

WGN Web Desk February 13, 201411:07 AM

Neighbors tell WGN that the two shooting victims are a mother and daughter.

There are also unconfirmed reports that police have a suspect in custody.

WGN Web Desk February 13, 201411:14 AM

Photo from Julian Crews, who is on the scene:

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