LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – Two Lauderhill schools placed on precautionary lockdowns after shots were fired during an attempted robbery near them are back to normal.
The schools affected were the Endeavor Learning Center, at 2701 NW 56th Avenue, and Royal Palm Elementary, at 1951 NW 56th Avenue.
Lauderhill police said just before 11:30 a.m. an armed individual tried to steal a gold chain from a person in the parking lot of a residence in the 2300 block of NW 56th Avenue. The would-be victim said the man came out from behind the house wearing a ski mask.
The would be victim jumped into a white van when the armed man started shooting. The gunman then ran off.
Arriving Lauderhill police officers set up a perimeter and went block by block in their search for gunman.
After it was deemed that that shooter was most likely no longer in the area, the lockdown conditions at the schools were lift.