UPDATED STORY: Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputies are today looking for several suspects wanted in connection with a shooting this morning.
Sheriff Mike Lewis says the incident occurred near East Road and Rose Street; one person was shot in the leg.
Five schools had been placed on CODE ORANGE lockdown as a precautionary measure while police hunted for the suspects.
ORIGINAL STORY: Five Wicomico County schools in the Salisbury area are currently on CODE ORANGE lockdown due to an external criminal threat.
The lockdown is a precautionary measure and affects Charles H. Chipman Elementary School, Choices Alternative, Pemberton Elementary School, Salisbury Middle School and West Salisbury Elementary School.
District Spokeswoman Tracy Sahler says a suspected shooting in the area prompted the lockdown; she says the schools will resume normal school operations once they are advised by police that it is safe to do so.
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