UPDATE: Madison Police Investigating Reports of Shots Fired Near Traceway Dr.

UPDATED Wednesday, January 16, 2013 --- 6:32 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A report of nearby shots fired prompted a Madison elementary school to lock down.

Leopold Elementary School on Madison's south side was locked down Wednesday afternoon.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports there are no reports of anyone hurt.

Madison police say 911 callers said they heard shots around 1:30 p.m. near an intersection about a half-block from the school grounds. No shots were fired at the school or on school grounds.

Police alerted school staff about the investigation, and the school was locked down and all students kept indoors.

On its website, the school says classes were not disrupted and students were released on schedule when police said it was safe.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 --- 2:40 p.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Weapons Violation

Incident Date: 01/16/2013 - 1:30 PM

Address: Traceway Dr./Turbot Dr./Pike Dr.

Details: The MPD is currently investigating reports of shots being fired near Traceway Dr. Callers indicated hearing gun shots around 1:30 p.m. Some information provided indicated the incident could have happened near the intersection of Turbot Dr. and Pike Dr.

The 2900 block of Traceway Dr. is also being checked for possible evidence. The locations are near Leopold Elementary School. The MPD alerted school staff regarding the investigation. There are no reports, at this time, of anyone being injured.

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