Shooting Prompts Police Standoff, School Lockdown In Southwest OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police are involved a standoff with a shooting suspect at a home in southwest Oklahoma City, Tuesday morning.
There is a large police presence in the area of S.W. 27th and Portland.
According to Captain Dexter Nelson with the Oklahoma City police, Tuesday morning, Bounty Hunters were attempting to serve a drug and robbery warrant to someone inside a home on S.W. 27th Street near Portland Avenue.
At some point in serving the warrant, the suspect and the Bounty Hunters exchanged gunfire.
No one was hit in the shootings. The suspect is still believed to be inside the home, Captain Nelson said.
Oklahoma City police's Tactical Team is on the scene assisting with the situation. As a precaution, several homes in the area of S.W. 26th, S.W. 27th and S.W. 28th have been evacuated.
Police have the area blocked off.
This is taking place a block from Pierce Elementary School. The school is on lock down. Several teachers who arrived at the school early are being asked to stay put.
There is no student at the school at this time. School does not officially start until 8:20 a.m. However, as a precaution, school officials told News 9 that they are asking parents to hold off on dropping off their students or allowing students to walk to school until further notice.
A spokesperson for the Oklahoma City Public Schools District said they will update parents via the phone messaging system. School officials said they will work with Oklahoma City police as they continue their presence near the school.