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Lancaster City Police seek info in today’s school shooting

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A Lancaster elementary school was put on lockdown earlier today after shots were fired on the school property. There were no injuries and the investigation is ongoing tonight as the Lancaster City Police (LCPD) are still looking for the two male shooters.

It was near the end of the school day today (Wednesday, 15 January) at approximately 2:48 p.m. when Lancaster City Police received an anonymous call that shots were fired in the area of Martin Luther King Elementary School, 455 South Duke Street. The caller, according to LCPD, said two black males were in the playground and one fired a shot from a handgun.

The school went on immediate lockdown while police canvassed the area. Police did find a single spent casing in the playground. The two men were seen heading east on Green Street. The only description was that one male was wearing a red sweatshirt and the other was wearing a black sweatshirt.

The lockdown was lifted once there was no longer an immediate danger to students and the staff. Parents then picked up their children at the school.

Readers with information are asked to call the Police at 717-735-3300. The Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers can also be called at 800-322-1913. Tips can also be left on the LCPD website by clicking on the Submit a Tip button at www.lancasterpolice.com.

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