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Police investigate shots fired in front of Lanier High School

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

JPD spent several hours Monday evening canvasing a west Jackson neighborhood after gunfire erupted in front of a school.

Residents wonder about the motive that lead to some frightening moments.  

Jackson Public School officials reported shots fired in front of Lanier High School after classes Monday prompting Jackson police and JPS security to search the neighborhood for the gunman.

Adrainne Stockett, of Jackson, said she heard at least three gunshots while walking near the high school Monday afternoon.

She and others want to know why gunfire erupted on the street that fortunately was not filled with students and traffic.

Jackson Police received the call from district officials shortly after 4 p.m.

"Jackson Public Schools Police Officers called in and stated that there was a black male identified as Robert Caston on the campus of Lanier," said JPD Commander Tyree Jones. "And he was allegedly armed with a gun."

According to JPS Spokesman Sherwin Johnson a man with a gun was in front on the campus on Maple Street when he opened fire then took off running.

Police say no one was shot.

"They need to stop this shooting and stop this violent crime," added Stockett.

No description of the man was released. The search for the shooter continues.

If you have any information contact the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234.

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