Lockdown lifted after shootout near Atlanta elementary school - FOX 35 News Orlando

Lockdown lifted after shootout near Atlanta elementary school

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

A lockdown at a southwest Atlanta elementary school has been lifted following a shootout at a nearby apartment complex.

The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Summerdale Commons apartments in the 2600 block of Old Hapeville Road.

Police said that officers responding to a report of a robbery saw a shootout across from Cleveland Avenue Elementary School.

Atlanta Police spokesperson Sgt. Greg Lyon tells FOX 5 News that officers were OK, but two suspects were shot. It was not clear who shot the suspects.

Atlanta Public School officials say the elementary school was placed on lockdown for more than an hour because the crime scene extended to the entrance of the school.

Students said they were huddled in classrooms as they hid from possible danger.

Officials said that most students were dismissed at their normal time. Students who live at the apartment complex were held for a time as police continued to investigate.

Police roped off a portion of the apartment complex, including the entrance, as part of their crime scene investigation. That area was released from lockdown just after 3 p.m.

No names have been released.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:33:03 GMT
    Police are searching for a shooter in Sandy Springs after a man was shot multiple times and seriously injured.
    Police are searching for a shooter in Sandy Springs after a man was shot multiple times and seriously injured.
  • Inspectors survey ladder truck that injured 3 firefighters

    Inspectors survey ladder truck that injured 3 firefighters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:29:13 GMT
    Inspectors were on site Thursday afternoon trying to figure out what went wrong with a ladder truck that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters during a training exercise Tuesday.
    Inspectors were on site Thursday afternoon trying to figure out what went wrong with a ladder truck that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters during a training exercise Tuesday.
  • Woman charged with DUI, Sandy Springs officer injured in GA 400 crash

    Woman charged with DUI, Sandy Springs officer injured in GA 400 crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:38:24 GMT
    Police tell FOX 5 that a 39-year-old woman was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane after crashing into a Sandy Springs patrol car on Wednesday.
    Police tell FOX 5 that a 39-year-old woman was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane after crashing into a Sandy Springs patrol car on Wednesday.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices