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Three BR schools placed on lockdown for 2nd day in a row due to shots fired in the area

East Harrison at Nebraska Street (Source: WAFB) East Harrison at Nebraska Street (Source: WAFB)
East Harrison at Nebraska Street (Source: WAFB) East Harrison at Nebraska Street (Source: WAFB)
East Harrison at Nebraska Street (Source: WAFB) East Harrison at Nebraska Street (Source: WAFB)

Three Baton Rouge schools were placed on lockdown for the second day in a row due to shots fired in the area.  

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department and the East Baton Rouge Parish School System both confirm that Buchanan Elementary, Polk Elementary and McKinley High School were all placed on lockdown for roughly an hour Thursday morning. They say it was a precautionary measure after police were called regarding shots fired in the area.

"I live on this street and this is about the worst street to live on," said a resident who did not want to be identified. "You say living in hell? This is hell right here. The young folks don't have no respect for old, elderly. And they need to clean this street up from down on the end all the way down here."

Police are investigating the report and have not located any victim. However, the shoots were reportedly fired on Nebraska Street, which has been at the center of recent violent incidents including the death of an 18-year-old male.  

The teen was found shot to death Wednesday in the 2000 block of Nebraska Street. That incident happened around midnight.  

On Wednesday morning around 9:30 a.m., a man was shot in the neck on Kentucky Street, which is just a couple blocks from the location where the fatal shooting occurred. The victim fled the area in a vehicle, then parked around the LSU Lakes to call for help.  

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