Over the weekend a shooting incident took place on the Fermilab site. The situation, which did not involve any Fermilab employees or users, was quickly contained by law enforcement. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office has released the following information about the incident:
The Sheriff’s Office received a call yesterday morning regarding a shooting at Fermi Lab. The incident reported involved a shooting with an off-duty police officer. The officer allegedly witnessed a hit and run accident in the area of Route 59 and Dale in West Chicago. The off-duty officer followed the offending vehicle while in a personal vehicle.
While on the Fermi Lab property, an encounter ensued where the off duty officer exited the vehicle and confronted the occupants of the other vehicle, and fired shots at the other vehicle. One of the occupants in the back seat of the car was struck by one round and was transported to Delnor Hospital in Geneva.
At this time, no further information is being released pending further investigation and no charges have been filed.