Santa Monica College, 2 other schools on lockdown after gunfire report
Santa Monica College and two schools nearby are on lockdown after police received a report of gunfire at the college campus.
Lt. Kathy Keane of the Santa Monica Police Department said officials received at least one call stating that someone had been shot on campus. Police raced to the college and are searching for a possible gunman. But she said police have not found either a victim or a suspect.
Bruce Smith, spokesman for Santa Monica College, said the lockdown was ordered about 11:30 a.m. after the school police received three calls of an armed person on campus. Other law enforcement agencies, including the Santa Monica Police Department, have been called in and are sweeping the campus. So far, there has been no confirmation of the armed man or any shooting, Smith said.
The college is currently in between summer and fall sessions so no classes are being held, though there are a few students on campus, Smith said.
John Adams Middle School and Will Rogers Learning Community are also on lockdown, officials confirmed.
-- Kate Mather and Andrew Blankstein
Photo: Pico Boulevard near Santa Monica College is locked down after report of gunfire. Credit: KTLA 5
Map shows location of college and nearby schools on lockdown. Credit: Mapping L.A.