Shots fired Thursday near a pair of Miami schools meant students — and parents trying to pick them up — spent part of the afternoon on alert.
About 2:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the 3800 block of Washington Avenue, a few blocks away from George Washington Carver Middle and Frances S. Tucker Elementary schools.
The shooting had nothing to do with the schools, Miami police spokesman Sgt. Freddie Cruz said. The man was hit in the arm and the buttocks, Cruz said, and expected to survive.
The shots were fired about the same time as dismissal for Tucker. It meant that Carver went on lockdown and Tucker was placed on alert, according to parents who were trying to pick up their children.
Parents said Tucker did a quick dismissal. A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., parents reported that students were being let out of Carver.