Schools placed on lockdown following fatal shooting; suspect on the loose

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by Andrew Michalscheck

Video report by Casey James

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 9:54 PM

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PHOENIX -- Three Phoenix schools were placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon following a fatal shooting near 59th Avenue and Campbell.

John F. Long, Marc Atkinson, and Mission High School were all placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a shooting took place at a nearby residence at around 12:15 p.m.

The 48-year-old male victim was taken to a Valley hospital in critical condition, but he later died from his injuries.

The suspect is said to be a 40-year-old man who may have fled on a bicycle.

Police are currently searching the area for the suspect.

Anyone who notices any suspicious activity in the area is urged to call 9-1-1.
 

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