A shooting in the parking garage of Iverson Mall on Tuesday afternoon placed two schools in the area in temporary lockdown, according to schools Officials. Hillcrest Heights Elementary School and Jessie B. Mason Regional School were placed on lockdown out of an “abundance of caution,” police later confirmed.
The shooting happened in the parking garage and does not appear to be random, authorities said. A male victim was shot and does not appear to have life-threatening injuries.
According to WUSA9 suspect fled from the scene of the shooting, which does not appear to be random, police said.
The lockdown was lifted at around 2 p.m.
Police continue to search for the suspect.