Gunman Opens Fire In High School Gym - Gets Shot By Hero Cop

A police officer confronted the former student when the shooting started.

Dixon, IL - A Dixon police officer shot and wounded an armed former student who opened fire in a high school gym Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at around 8 a.m. at the Dixon High School gym, according to Chicago Tribune.

Students were in the gym for graduation practice, and there was a Dixon police officer present.

A former student showed up, and when confronted by the officer, the former student opened fire.

The officer returned fire and shot the gunman.

The gunman has been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to KCRG.

Nobody important was injured in the shooting.

A student told WREX what he witnessed.

"All of a sudden out of nowhere you hear 'pop, pop, pop' which sounds like firecrackers and it's dead silence. Teacher comes in saying, go, go, go! Everyone comes flooding out of the school running to the pizzeria. It was scary," the student said. "I never thought it'd happen in my town, my school. You see all the school shootings online, across the country. That will never happen to me. That will never happen."

The gunman has not been identified at this time.

Governor Rauner has identified the hero officer as Officer Mark Dallas.

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Comments (18)
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lmr111702
lmr111702

Exactly what did this author, who by the way, can't write, mean by "nobody important was injured in the shooting?

Brentv911
Brentv911

I'm going to guess he meant the little POS that went into that school with a gun to hurt innocent people.

Blue Ocean1
Blue Ocean1

Nobody important was injured in the shooting.
Really!!! What about the less important people???

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

He meant exactly what he wrote "nobody important was hurt" the cop and innocent school kids are important, the other litte POS was NOT!! seems fairly simple.

SuePetch
SuePetch

The author meant that no innocent individuals were injured in the shooting. As to not glamorize the shooter. Who at this point is not important. The SRO, the students, and staff are the important one's.