FAIRFIELD — A Vallejo police search caused a lockdown at a local elementary school Tuesday, but turned up no suspects.
The situation began just before 11 a.m. when a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection crew working in a field adjacent to Wardlaw Elementary School reported seeing several people shooting from an elevated position at an unknown target.
None of the firefighters were injured. Police later determined there were no shooting victims.
The fire crew described at least one of the people as a black male adult, wearing a brown sweater and another possibly wearing a white shirt. Because of the close proximity of the school to the open field, Vallejo police requested a lockdown of the elementary school on Oakwood Street, a precautionary move.
Vallejo police also requested aid from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol to assist in establishing a perimeter around the field. The CHP also sent a fixed wing aircraft to assist in a visual search of the area.
Police lifted the lockdown around noon and ended the search after no suspects were located.
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