Suspect in custody in Dixon High School shooting

Suspect in custody in Dixon High School shooting

Dixon High School and all Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown.

UPDATE 9:39 a.m.: KWQC's Emma Hogg was told by a witness that he heard 6-10 gunshots but couldn't see what was going on.

A gunman has been shot by a police officer after opening fire at a high school.

A male subject is in custody after allegedly firing a gun at a police officer at Dixon High School.

He was injured, but his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening, according to KCRG.

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No students or staff were injured during the incident.

All Dixon schools are on lockdown while the investigation proceeds; a news conference will be held later today.

Dixon Police believe the suspect acted alone. Several police agencies responded to the scene. Peoria Avenue is closed. We will bring you more information as it becomes available. The Media staging area will be on the Peoria Avenue bridge. Parents must show ID to pick up their kids.

Dixon Public Schools officials said high school students were being bused from the Illinois Army National Guard Armory near the school to the baseball fields. Sauk Valley Media is reporting that the suspect is a 19-year-old former student of the school.

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