Wood River PoliceWood River badge responded early this afternoon to a report of a vehicle with a potential shooter near the Lewis and Clark Elementary playground.

 

Both Lewis and Clark Elementary and Junior High were placed on lock down and police arrived to secure the school and surrounding area.

 

Detective Sergent Chris Johnson found the vehicle from the description provided by the school.

 

It was determined that four people were in the vehicle driving north on 6th street as rear seat passenger hung out the car window... pointed an airsoft gun at the playground and yelled gun sounds.

 

An airsoft gun has the appearance of a real gun.

 

Children were present on the playground at the time of the incident

 

The suspect who pointed the gun is a juvenile and acted alone. The juvenile is in custody and will be turned over to the Madison County State's Attorney Juvenile Division.

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