Suspect flees scene of shooting on 18th St.

Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 3:33 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 6:21 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, La. (KPLC) - T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School was placed under a precautionary lockdown Monday afternoon as Lake Charles police investigate an unrelated shooting around two blocks from the school.

The lockdown was lifted shortly before 4 p.m. Deputies remained at the school as students were dismissed.

The shooting happened at a home in the 700 block of 18th Street, said Deputy Chief Franklin Fondel of LCPD. The suspect fled the scene, and no arrests have been made.

The lockdown was a precaution, and T.S. Cooley students were not in danger, the sheriff’s office said.

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