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Police scour southwest Detroit after reported shooting outside of school

Detroit police_0783Updated 8:45 p.m.

Police searched today for two teenagers accused of opening fire on young people outside of Amelia Earhart Elementary Middle School in southwest Detroit.

A coach at the school told authorities shortly before 2 p.m. that two teenagers in white t-shirts and blue jeans shot at a group of young people in the area.

No injuries were reported.

“There were reports of shots fired in the area and the experienced three principals at DPS’ three schools on Clark Park placed the schools in lockdown based on established procedure,”┬áSteve Wasko, assistant superintendent for community relations, said. “Police have investigated, and there is no cause for concern.”

Wasko said police were on the scene as students were dismissed.

Police fanned out in search of the suspects, looking in abandoned buildings.

It’s unclear whether the suspect were ever captured. Police didn’t respond to numerous calls for comment.

Amelia Earhart Elementary Middle School is at 1000 Scotten St near W. Grand Blvd. and I-75.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • Ceasar Romero

    I think you meant to say W. Grand Blvd and I-75.