Opa-locka elementary locked down after nearby shooting

 

cnightingale@MiamiHerald.com

An Opa-locka elementary school was locked down for about two hours Wednesday after a nearby shooting, amid fears that a gunman had entered the campus.

The lockdown was lifted at 12:40 p.m. at Robert Ingram Elementary. The shooting involved an apparent armed robbery.

The gunman was believed to be wearing a red shirt and was accompanied by another man, according to Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton.

A man who was shot in the leg was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, according to CBS4.

Chiverton said doctors at Jackson Memorial said the injured man “was going to be fine, and that his injuries weren’t life-threatening.”

Chiverton was waiting for the victim’s family to allow him to release his name. The victim’s family was on its way to see him late Wednesday afternoon.

After the shooting, the gunman ran in the direction of the school, located at 600 Ahmad St., and the site of a summer camp.

Nearly 200 campers were kept inside the school while police searched the grounds.

“It was a precautionary measure,” said Sgt. Ivan Silva, a spokesman with the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department. “We did a search for a suspect, but no suspect was found in the school.”

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