Raleigh Police are investigating the Optimist Park shooting

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – The Raleigh Police Department said officers are investigating a shooting Friday morning at Optimist Park.

The shooting erupted from the Whittier Drive park on Northclift Drive at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Wake County Schools said Sanderson High School is on lockdown due to police activity in the area. That lockdown was lifted at 11:35 a.m

A message was sent to families of Sanderson High students at 11:57 a.m. by Wake County Public Schools communications chief Lisa Luten

Luten said the school was placed on top security alert in a code red lockdown due to the nearby shooting.

“These steps are being taken as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our students and faculty. After the police gave us the all-clear, the lockdown ended without incident at the school,” said Luten.

Sanderson High School said the layoff is proceeding as usual. Parents who pick up their children earlier must show ID and are not allowed to leave their car, school officials said.

“Please expect very long waiting times. Please have your ID ready,” Luten added.

Raleigh Police said the shooting was an isolated incident and there was no danger to the public.

Police did not have any information about injuries at the time.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/raleigh-police-investigate-shooting-at-optimist-park/ Raleigh Police are investigating the Optimist Park shooting

Dais Johnston

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