Lake County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was involved in a shooting that resulted in the lockdown of all Beach Park schools early Friday morning, officials said.
No one was injured when an unidentified man walked into a house near Green Bay and Wadsworth roads at 6:15 a.m. and opened fire, Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Sara Balmes said. Multiple people were inside the house at the time, Balmes said.
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The shooter escaped on foot, but he entered a vehicle and drove away, she said.
Sheriff deputies have positively identified the shooter in the attack, Balmes said, but she would not release his name or a description.
A manhunt was conducted for the shooter, but the search was called off around 11:30 a.m. after deputies determined he was no longer in the area, Balmes said.
Beach Park school officials were contacted before the start of school, and a lock down was placed on all five Beach Park Elementary District 3 schools, Balmes said.
Superintendent Nancy Wagner said bus transportation was canceled for students at Oak Crest and Howe elementary schools due to safety concerns.
Wagner said in a letter sent home to parents that Beach Park schools were placed on a "soft lock down" at the start of school Friday, and that "all children were kept inside the schools and all entrances to the schools were locked."
"The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority," she said in the letter. "I'd like to thank the Lake County Sheriff's Department and the Durham Bus Company for their quick and professional responses to this incident. We appreciate your patience and your support of our students and our school district."