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Schools locked down as police negotiate with man who fired shots

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Four schools are on lockdown as Wilmington Police negotiate with a suspect who allegedly fired shots and ran away as officers tried to serve him with a warrant this morning.

Investigators say the suspect is cornered in a shed on Barclay Hills Place. They also say he may still be armed.

WPD has brought in its mobile command unit. Neighbors report that police have fired tear gas in the area.

Rachel Freeman School of Engineering, Mosley Performance Learning Center, Snipes Elementary School and the Child Development Center are currently under lockdown.

Law enforcement says the lockdowns are a precautionary measure until the suspect is in custody and that all children are OK. All schools already had a deputy on duty, but the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is sending more deputies to the area at this time.

WWAY has a crew on the scene. We’ll have more information as soon as it becomes available.

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