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DEKALB: Elementary schools locked down following nearby shooting
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DECATUR, Ga. -- Two DeKalb elementary schools have been locked down because a shooter is holed up in a home nearby.

DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said shortly before 9 a.m, a man called police saying his neighbor was firing at him and that he may have been shot.

"As officers arrived they heard shots and immediately pulled back," Parish said in an email to 11Alive News. 

Officers set up perimeter around a home on the 3500 block of Warbler Drive, off Boring Road in Decatur.

Parish said the "suspect continues to fire from the home; no communication has been able to be established."

A code red alert was activated to let neighbors know what was happening. They were urged to stay inside. Both Bob Mathis and Rainbow Elementary Schools were locked down as a precaution.

The neighbor who first reported the shooting did not require medical treatment and remains on the scene with detectives.

However, one officer was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

No further details have been released.

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