SAN DIEGO - Reports of gunfire in a Stockton-area neighborhood put an elementary school into lockdown mode for about a half-hour Wednesday, but resulted in no reported injuries or property damage.
At least three 911 callers reported hearing from five to 10 shots ring out around the 3200 block of Island Avenue shortly after 3 p.m., according to San Diego police.
Administrators at nearby King-Chavez Primary Academy kept all pupils and staffers secured inside classrooms and offices while patrol officers searched the area, SDPD public-affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer said. About 150 children were participating in an after-school program at the school when the incident occurred.
"We were heading for a snack and we heard gunshots," said Christopher, a student. "Our teacher … she told us to go back into the classroom because it was, like, really loud."
Two people were detained for questioning a few blocks to the west, in the 300 block of Dodson Street, police said. It was not immediately clear if they had been involved in the apparent shooting.