2 DeKalb County schools on lockdown after shooting

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Two DeKalb County schools were on lockdown
after a shooting in the neighborhood that left one man dead.

DeKalb County police officer Mekka Parish says the schools went
on lockdown after a man was shot in a truck across the street from
the elementary school about 8 a.m. Friday.

She says police are looking for two people who were seen running from the scene.

She says the man who was shot was taken to a hospital where he
later died.

Authorities were waiting notification of kin to give his identification.

Dale Davis says the lockdowns at Briarlake Elementary School and Lakeside High School were precautionary, and there was no reason to
immediately lift them during the school day because it was raining
and the students weren't going outside anyway.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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