JENNINGS, Mo. – A shooting near Jennings Junior and Senior High Schools briefly put the campuses on lockdown Monday morning. No Jennings students were injured in the incident.
St. Louis County Police and Jennings officers were called to the 8800 block of Cozens Avenue just after 7 a.m. They found two people with gunshot wounds near the intersection of Shannon Avenue and Brookfield Drive. Two other victims were found nearby.
All of the victims were taken to St. Louis area hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Jennings Senior High School was put on lockdown for about 15-20 minutes right before and after classes started at 8 a.m.
School District Superintendent Dr. Paula Knight said the schools do not have busses and many students walk to school. There was a concern for the safety of students who were walking in the wake of the shooting. Knight said there will be extra security on hand when students are released Monday afternoon as a precaution.
This is a developing story. It is not yet clear what led up to the shooting and police have not yet identified a suspect. More details will be posted as they come into the FOX 2 newsroom.