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Tinley Park Home Invasion Cause School Lockdown

A Tinley Park, Illinois, home invasion cause school lockdowns throughout the suburbs of Chicago. Area schools responded quickly with a "soft lockdown" which impeded students from leaving buildings until the last bell rings at the end of the day.

A massive manhunt began in Tinley Park, Illinois, just 20 miles south of Chicago, when a boy called police at 4:00 a.m. reporting someone carrying a gun was in his home on Basswood Drive. The boy proceeded to hide and maintain the phone conversation with police. The Chicago Tribune reported: "When police arrived, they saw a suspect assaulting a male resident through a window. At least four people are believed to live in the home. As police entered the residence, the suspects broke through windows and doors to escape. One male was caught as he tried to enter a vehicle in the area." Tinley Park Commander Rick Bruno reported the incident to the press. Two of the people living in the 9100 block of Basswood Drive were transported to Palos Community Hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries. Police apprehended a third suspect at 6:15 a.m. near 183rd St and Lenore Lane.

Investigators are still searching for four out of the six suspects. The remaining suspects are described as African American males wearing long black T-shirts, black vests, and black pants. One of the suspects was wearing a Yankees hat with two others of medium build with short dark hair, Authorities in Tinley Park have several law enforcement agencies assisting with their search for the suspects. Helicopter, canine units, and the South Suburban Emergency Response Team are working with the Illinois State Police to determine the motive and suspects involved in the home invasion.

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