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Berwyn man shot in face in home, school put on lockdown

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:39 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 1:25 p.m. CDT
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A Berwyn man was shot this morning in the 3600 block of Clarence Avenue.

BERWYN — A 30-year-old Berwyn man is hospitalized after two men kicked in a door to apartment and one of the men shot him in the face about 10 a.m. Monday.

Witnesses told police they heard screaming before a shot was fired in an apartment at 3610 Clarence Ave. The two men then fled on foot from the apartment.

The men were described as Hispanic, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants while the other man was said to be wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and having a goatee.

The victim was transported to an area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time, city administrator Brian Pabst said.

Pershing School was locked down for a short period of time while police canvassed the area. The lock down had been lifted, according to Pabst.

School officials said the lockdown lasted about an hour.

Anyone with information should contact police at 708-795-5600.

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