Alleged Shootout Locks Down 5 Schools

The lockdown has been lifted at four of the five schools.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Friday, Sep 21, 2012  |  Updated 11:49 AM EDT
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A man was found on the ground on 16th and Catharine, allegedly involved in a shootout with another man who is still on the loose. Five area schools were locked down as a safety precaution.

NBC10, Marisa Brahney

A man was found on the ground on 16th and Catharine, allegedly involved in a shootout with another man who is still on the loose. Five area schools were locked down as a safety precaution.

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A man was injured and five schools were put on lockdown following an alleged shootout in South Philadelphia Friday morning.

Police tell NBC10 they found a 36-year-old man on the ground on 16th Street near Catharine. They say the victim was shot in the side and hip.

He was transported to Hahnmann Hospital where he is in stable condition.

Witnesses tell police the victim was involved in a shootout with another man.

Investigators are looking for the second man involved. He is described as a black man and was last seen wearing a yellow shirt.

No word on whether or not that man was shot.

EM Stanton Elementary, Chester Arthur School, Academy at Palumbo and CAPA High School were on lockdown for a few hours after the shooting as a safety precaution.

Universal Institute Charter remains locked down.

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