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Shots fired near NW DC High School prompt lockdown

Jackson-Reed High School is on lockdown after shots fired. Deal Middle School, Murch Elementary School and Lafayette Elementary School are in alert status as well.

WASHINGTON — A high school in the Tenleytown area of Northwest Washington was placed on lockdown Friday afternoon after gunshots were heard nearby.

Around 2:45 p.m., a School Resource Officer at Jackson-Reed High School, formerly Woodrow Wilson High School, was flagged down after gunshots were heard nearby. Around that time, other officers in the area began receiving calls about the sound of gunshots. 

Officers arrived at the school shortly after to open an investigation.

So far, police have learned at least one person was firing their gun in the 3900 block of Chesapeake Street NW. The person firing gunshots is said to have gotten in a car with multiple other individuals. The suspect car is described as a black Infinity sedan with Virginia license plate: TXT6922.

Police say the shots fired has caused property damage but there are no reports of victims being harmed by gunfire.

In abundance of caution, Deal Middle School, Murch Elementary School and Lafayette Elementary School were also placed on alert. Police say there is no active threat at this time. 

The investigation into this incident is active and ongoing. 

Stay with WUSA9 for further updates on this incident.


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