Two Miramar schools were on lockdown for several hours Thursday after a man was shot in their neighborhood, according to Miramar police.
The shots were fired about 12:10 p.m. in the 2200 block of Southwest 60th Terrace, police spokeswoman Tania Rues said. One man with multiple gunshot wounds and taken by paramedics to a hospital for treatment.
As officers searched for the shooter, two schools Miramar Elementary, at 6831 SW 26th St., and Somerset East Preparatory Academy, 2000 S. State Road 7 were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Extra police were sent to both schools, Rues said.
Because Somerset was closer to where the shots were fired, that school was kept on lockdown until the children were released from classes.
We didnt believe the children were in danger, Ruse said, but as a precaution we were taking appropriate measures to ensure their safety.
Police searched for the man they believe might have been the shooter, and found him several hours later in Miami-Dade County. He was taken into custody for questioning. Police did not announce any charges against the man Thursday night.
As for the motive behind the violence, Rues would say only that the shooting appeared to be domestic related. The names of the wounded man and the suspect were not released.