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N. Baton Rouge school lockdowns canceled, search continues for shooting suspect

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Schools near the intersection of Longfellow Drive and Hollywood Street in North Baton Rouge are no longer on lockdown after a shooting in the area shortly after 10 a.m.

The suspect in the shooting has not been captured, however, officials believe the suspect is no longer in the area.

Investigators said at least one person was wounded and was taken to the hospital. Officials say a man was shot multiple times in the chest.

Baton Rouge Police are still investigating.

Some parents of Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Delmont Elementary say they heard about the shooting shortly after it happened, but they were not sure how close it was to the school.  Others say they became aware of the shooting when they picked up their children from school Thursday afternoon.  They say a red sign was posted inside, letting them know about the shooting and the school being placed on lockdown.

Reginald Lanieu has a five-year-old daughter at the school.  He says what happened is concerning, especially because of the area.

"Just hoping things get better," Lanieu said.  "Make sure we keep an eye on our family and the rest of the kids that's around."

If you have any information about this shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867 (STOP).


 

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