Coolidge High School on Lockdown after Shots Fired Reported at 5th and Sheridan at 11:35am

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A resident inquires on an MPD listserv:

“Is there any information on the 8-10 gunshots(?) heard on 5th St around Sheridan at 11:35 this morning? I called 911 and police came out to the are very quickly. I’m wondering if they found any evidence of bullets or any suspects.”

MPD replies:

“Officers are on the scene canvassing, no reported injuries at this time. Coolidge HS has been placed on lock down for safety reasons.”

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  • MPD: This morning at approximately 11:30 hours MPD units responded to the sounds of gunshots in the area of 5th and Tuckerman Street NW. Upon arrival MPD units found multiple shell casings in the street an after a thorough canvass there were no victims found suffering from a gunshot. This is in close proximity to Coolidge High School it for a brief while it was placed on lock down as well as the adjacent Elementary school, Takoma Recreation center and the day care located at 3rd and Sheridan Streets NW. All have reopened and Coolidge will dismiss as usual with an increased presence of School Resource Officers and School Security. The lookout for the shooter is a black male wearing blue or black clothes on a bicycle last seen north bound on 5th Street. If anyone has any information about this incident please call 727-9099

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