NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Two Norfolk schools were briefly locked down Thursday while police responded to a shots fired call in the area.
A school spokesperson says Granby High School and Granby Elementary School were locked down because of the police situation.
Police said they received a call around 1 p.m. of shots fired in the 400 block of Kingsley Lane. Officers arrived and found a 40-year-old woman who told them two men, one armed with a gun, assaulted her. The woman said the gun went off, but the bullet didn’t hit anyone. She said the men forced their way into an apartment. A 54-year-old man was also in the apartment. The men robbed the two victims then fled the area before police arrived.
There were no serious injuries reported.
One of the suspects is described as 35-40 years old, around 6′ and 190 pounds. He has a gold front tooth, a mustache and was wearing a black long-sleeve shirt and dark jeans. The other man was reportedly in his 30s and was wearing dark clothing.
Parents told 10 On Your Side that they were alerted of the lockdown via a phone message. The lockdown was lifted just before 2 p.m.
“My niece goes here, well I have two nieces that go here. I’m definitely concerned and my kids go right here,” said parent Tiffany Sanders. “It’s very shocking, especially around here. It’s not something that happens all the time.”
If you have any information that could help police with this case, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.