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Suspect search prompts lockdown at two Springfield schools

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Two Springfield schools were locked down for a time Thursday due to police activity in the area.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that just before 2 p.m. today, officers responded to a report of a car crash and shots fired in the 200 block of Orange Street.

Two men reportedly fled on foot after a car crashed into a utility pole and a gunshot went off.

Walsh noted that as a precaution, the White Street School and Kensington Avenue School were locked down as officers searched the area.

Springfield High on Alderman Street also had a "structured dismissal."

One shell casing was found.  No arrests have been made.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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