Little Rock police investigate shooting, car chase; elementary schools lockdown lifted – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Little Rock police investigate shooting, car chase; elementary school\s lockdown lifted - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Update: Shooting victim found in car on street corner in West Little Rock, precautionary school lockdown lifted
Two people were shot and an elementary school was put on lockdown Friday afternoon in a car chase that investigators believe stretched nearly a mile in west Little Rock, a police spokesman said.

Little Rock police responding to a shooting report found a man shot in the stomach, a critical injury, and a woman with a bullet graze, police spokesman Officer Eric Barnes said.

2 injured in west Little Rock shooting

Reports of shots fired began near the Lowes close to Kanis Road just before noon Friday and continued up toward Shackleford Road, past Hermitage Road and up to Mara Lynn Road, according to police dispatch.

Initial reports said a gray sedan was chasing and shooting at a white car on Shackleford Road, Barnes said.

A detective in the area who heard the shooting on his radio saw a vehicle matching the description on Shackleford and found the two victims inside the car, Barnes said.

A K9 unit was dispatched to the area to aid in the search, and two teenagers were found in a wooded area near where the white car was parked off Shackleford Road, Barnes said. The teens were taken in for questioning as possible witnesses.

Terry Elementary School, near the Shackleford and Mara Lynn Road intersection, was put on lockdown shortly after noon, but Barnes said there was no immediate danger to the school and the lockdown was lifted by 1 p.m.

Detectives and crime scene analysts were still on the scene, and the busy west Little Rock intersection was still closed, as of 2 p.m.

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