New Orleans Police say gunfire rang out near a high school today in the city's 7th Ward.
At about 10:50 am, we received a call of shots fired and a description of a suspect at Kelerec and Claiborne," Officer Garry Flot said in a news release. "When officers arrived they found a car with bullets holes and no one inside."
He says cops quickly identified the person believed responsible for the crime.
"Officers spotted the suspect at which time a chase ensued and McDonald 35 school was placed on lock down. During the foot pursuit, the suspect discarded a gun and drugs and continued to flee on foot. Officers were unable to apprehend the suspect and the school in off of lock down," Flot said.