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Las Vegas elementary school was in hard lockdown due to gunshots between adults

By Justine Verastigue,


The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting in the west valley Tuesday afternoon.

Police responded at 1:35 p.m. to the 900 block of Doolittle Avenue. Police are calling the area a "dynamic scene", and the public as advised to avoid the area.

KTNV's Sean DeLancey arrived to the scene and reported that SWAT is also on scene with police.

The shooting also occurred near Matt Kelly Elementary School.

Injuries have been reported, and medical is responding according to police.

Captain Raul Rodriguez briefed local stations on what happened in the 900 block of Doolittle Avenue.

Rodriguez said dispatch received a call for service at 1:06 p.m. for a neighbor dispute. When officers arrived to the location, they heard gunshots.

Investigation by police indicates that three adults were in a dispute that escalated to gunshots being fired. All three adults involved have non-life threatening injuries according to police and they were all sent to a local hospital.

Because of the gunshots, the nearby school had to be placed in hard lockdown. Around 4 p.m., police said CCSD police started releasing the students.

"All students are safe and accounted for," Rodriguez said. "There are no outstanding threats to the community."

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