Shawnee Middle School had a brief lockdown this afternoon because of a shooting reported at a local apartment complex.

Shawnee Superintendent Dr. April Grace confirmed a shooting was reported at the Chapel Ridge Apartments on 45th Street near Union Street. As a result, Shawnee Middle School was on soft lockdown. She said all classrooms were locked and they screened visitors wanting to enter the building.

Reports indicate Gordon Cooper Technology Center was also on lockdown right after the shooting, which was reported around 1:30 p.m.


Further information about the shooting at Chapel Ridge is awaited from Shawnee police.