PD: Lockdown lifted after shooting near school in Madeira


Madera, California (csi/cgb) – A man has been arrested as a suspect in a shooting near Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Madera, which led to the lockdown later being lifted, the Madera Police Department said.

Officers said they responded to a report of a person shot Thursday afternoon.

Upon arrival, police said they found a minor man who had suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The man was later transferred to a local hospital for treatment.

During the investigation, officers determined that the shooting occurred in the 200 block of A Street. The forces found the suspect in his home and arrested him. They also found an illegal firearm during the arrest.

During an unrelated call for service, officers said they responded to Sawmill Street and Adelaide Street regarding a fight in which a firearm may have been brandished. All involved parties have been contacted while Martin Luther King Middle School is placed on precautionary lockdown.

Based on evidence collected during the investigation, police say no firearm was observed being brandished. Police with the Madera Unified School District initiated a school lockdown and all students were released to their parents and guardians.

Officers say they determined there was no threat to the school, staff or students. They say they will have an additional presence around the school campus on Friday throughout the day.

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