Greenville, South Carolina Schools On Lockdown, Authorities Searching For Man Who Fired At Police (VIDEO)
WYFF-4 is reporting that 10 schools in Greenville, South Carolina, are on lockdown or partial lockdown while authorities pursue a man who allegedly shot at a police officer on Friday morning.
Police are also asking residents to stay in their homes, according to WSPA-7.
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Greenville Police Chief Terri Wilfong told reporters (video available above) that a Greenville police officer came under fire at an apartment complex in the area. The officer sought cover and returned fire, but the suspect got away. No officers were injured and it is unclear if the suspect was hit.
According to WYFF-4, officers were at the apartment complex looking for the driver of a GMC Yukon because the license plates did not match the vehicle.
The AP reports that among the schools on lockdown are two colleges and a special education facility.
UPDATE: 5:05 p.m. EDT:
WYFF-4 reports that police have identified Patrick Dean Lowrance, 25, as the suspect. Police think that Lowrance, who has warrants out for attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm, may have been picked up by someone after fleeing from police.
Greenville Online reports that K-9 units, police helicopters and SWAT teams continue to search the area, and hospitals have been alerted to look for someone who may have suffered a gunshot wound.
According to the Greenville County School District, the lockdown has been lifted at the public schools and the students have been dismissed. Students who live in areas that the police have barricaded, however, won't be allowed to walk home and won't be placed on buses, according to the district. Instead, they will have to remain at the schools until their parents pick them up or authorities give permission.
WYFF-4 reports that the lockdowns were also lifted at the four private schools.
WATCH: Video of Greenville Police Chief Terri Wilfong speaking to reporters at top.
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