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3 Knox County schools no longer on lockdown after reports of shots in East Knoxville

There were no injuries reported, according to Erland.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Spring Hill Elementary School, Holston Middle School and Richard Yoakley School were briefly put on lockdown for precautionary reasons Friday while crews worked to locate a person believed to have fired shots in the area. 

At around 3:20 p.m., Knoxville Police officers said they responded to the intersection of Shangri-La Drive and Ault Road for a shots fired call. 

"Upon arrival, witnesses stated that a juvenile male fired at an occupied vehicle before fleeing on a bicycle," KPD Communications Manager Scott Erland said.

There were no injuries reported, according to Erland.

KPD said officers found the 17-year-old male suspect at the 5200-block of McIntyre Road shortly after and took him into custody.

The case is now under investigation by the violent crimes unit.