Annville man shot in Lebanon, as schools were locked down

Written by Daniel Walmer/The Lebanon Daily News | Jan 25, 2018 3:01 AM

(Lebanon) -- Lebanon police are seeking a man they say shot an Annville resident Wednesday morning, leading to a search and school lockdowns for at least two area schools.

The 39-year-old victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. 

Police were dispatched at 10:57 a.m. Wednesday to the intersection of North Twelfth and Uhler Streets for a report of gunshots fired. Police met with the victim, who drove himself from the scene to the 3300 block of Oak Street. He was taken to a local medical facility for injuries that appeared to be gunshot wounds, police said.

The suspect, who fled the scene, was described as a male with dark skin wearing all black clothing and a black mask, police said. The firearm has not been recovered.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the Lebanon City Police Department at 717-272-2054 or Lebanon County Crime Stoppers at 717-270-9800. 

Police asked Lebanon Catholic School to be placed on a precautionary lockdown due to its proximity to the area police officers were searching. 

All Annville-Cleona schools were also on administrative lockdown from approximately noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday as a result of the incident.

An administrative lockdown means that no one can enter or exit the school, Superintendent Cheryl Potteiger said. The decision was made to lock down the school from approximately noon to 2 p.m. because the incident was connected to an Annville family, but there was never any "threat or danger" to people at the school, Potteiger said.

"It was truly precautionary," she said.

In addition to a notice on the website, parents in the district were informed via email, she said. 

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The Lebanon Daily News

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