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School lockdown lifted after shooting nearby

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Students at an elementary school in southwest Las Vegas were sent back to their classrooms after they were evacuated during a search for a gunman.

Batterman Elementary School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning after a suspect reportedly shot at a house and fled an area near the 5600 block of Thunder Spirit Street. The shooting was reported around 6:30 a.m.

According to Clark County School District officials, the elementary school was placed on lockdown. Students were later evacuated from the school to Fertitta Middle School a mile away.

Police said a vehicle drove through a residence's garage after the shooting. The suspect then fled from the vehicle on foot and was believed to have been holed up in a nearby apartment complex. A SWAT unit was called to help in the search.

Police closed Russell Road and Quail Avenue during the search.

CCSD later lifted the lockdown and redirected the Batterman students back to the elementary school.

Police said no arrest was made after the search that went on for much of the morning. Police have since suspended the search.

Bishop Gorman High School, which is located a couple of blocks west of the police activity, was in "shelter in place" mode, according to the school's principal, Kevin Keifer.

The high school was not placed on lockdown and classes are operating normally, although students were ordered to remain inside their classrooms, officials said.

No injuries were reported from the shooting.

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