JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man was found shot near a school and police were looking for two suspects on the Northside on Wednesday. Officers at the scene said the incident may have some connection with a police-involved shooting at Jacksonville International Airport later in the afternoon.
Police were called to the complex about 2:30 p.m.
Highlands Elementary School was on lockdown for about 30 minutes after the shooting on De Paul Drive that may be connected to a police-involved shooting outside Jacksonville International Airport nearly seven miles away.
It is now standard procedure to put schools on lockdown when there is police activity nearby.
Neil Watson said he heard one gunshot.
"I'm sitting here at the house, heard something like a car door slam, thought somebody was here, went out and everybody said there was cops everywhere," Watson said. "And then I found out what I heard was probably a gunshot down the road."
The man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A police helicopter was circling the area searching for the two suspects believed to have gotten away from the shooting. The SWAT team and search dogs were also called to the scene.
Parents said they believe the shooting happened at the Monaco Arms Apartments, about 100 yards from the school, but police have not confirmed that.
Parents rushed to make sure their children were OK. One mother said the lockdown was terrifying for her children.
"Derek was telling me that he was in his classroom for maybe 30 minutes or more, everyone was laying down on the floor because of someone that got shot," Selena Noisette said.
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