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Webb City Home Invasion Forces Schools on Lockdown

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WEBB CITY, MISSOURI -

Two suspects are on the run after a home invasion in Webb City.

Police were called to the 400 block of Liberty Street around 8:45am, just blocks away from several schools.

Police say the suspect kicked in the door, forcing his way into the house and threatening residents with a handgun.

Webb City Police Chief Carl Francis says "We have no information as to what they were attempting to steal, what the altercation is, what the issue is with the resident. we have no information that leads us in any direction on that."

Two shots were fired, but none of the three residents home at the time were injured. The suspect who broke into the house was aided by an accomplice and both got away before authorities arrived.

"At this point in time we have nothing other than a white stocky male, short white stocky male. and a black pick-up truck and a cream colored Cadillac left the scene."

The break in happened just down the street from the Kindergarten Center. As a precautionary measure all Webb City Schools were placed on a temporary lockdown.

Webb City Schools Superintendent Tony Rossetti says "Within a few moments we were able to say our people went into the procedures that they need to go into to make sure that things are safe."

After about 20-30 minutes the all clear was given and school continued as normal. Both suspects are still at large and it is not yet clear if the residents knew them.

Chief Francis says "Hopefully there's some kind of connection between the suspects and the victim. I mean it would just seem very rare for somebody to just drive down Liberty St. in Webb City and kick a door in and pull a gun out. There's got to be some connection. And investigators are working on that right now."

Superintendent Rossetti says every student will a receive a note informing them about the incident.

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