Campus placed on lockdown after nearby shooting

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Armed San Antonio police officers march into Moody to evacuate students during a lockdown at 3:56 p.m. Monday. SAPD Police Chief William McManus said three shots were fired around Travis Early College. A victim was seen with a gunshot wound to the neck who ran toward Fletcher. No victim or shooter were found. The college was on lockdown for 40 minutes until 4:36 p.m. Brittney M. Moreno

One reported victim and suspect have not yet been found

By Rogelio Escamilla

This college was placed on lockdown at 3:56 p.m. Monday because of a shooting on Howard Street and Courtland Place.

Witnesses reported three to four shots fired at about 3:00 p.m., SAPD has not yet confirmed the actual number of shots fired.

SAPD Police Chief William McManus said an officer heard three shots at the intersection. Witnesses reported seeing a victim with a neck wound running toward Fletcher Administration Center.

No other injuries were reported.

Neither the suspect or victim have been located.

A small drop of blood was found on the sidewalk between Fletcher and Dewey Place, reportedly where the victim was last seen by witnesses.

Officers began searching for the victim in Loftin Student Center at 3:45 p.m. and moved on to Moody Learning Center.

Speculation ensued among some faculty and students about more shots fired near Loftin Student Center when officers began searching for the victim, but Joe Pabon, Alamo Colleges Deputy Chief of Police, said this is not true.

Students near Loftin Student Center reported hearing loud bangs.

“We were just looking for the victim,” Pabon said. “We haven’t found them yet.”

This campus’ lockdown was lifted at 4:36 p.m.

A video of the evacuation of Moody can be viewed here.


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