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Gunshots Lead to Several Schools Being Put on Red Alert

Wichita Falls, Texas -The Wichita Falls Police Department is investigating a report of shots  being fired on Wednesday morning.

Sergeant Harold McClure, the Public Information Officer for WFPD, said police received a 911 call around 8:30 a.m. about multiple shots fired near Johnson Road at the Wesmoreland Apartments.  Police said witnesses heard multiple shots, but no injuries were reported.  

According to witnesses there were two vehicles involved in the incident, and they fled the scene in opposite directions.  One of the drivers drove to the police department.  Police said that the vehicle has been secured. 

The second driver fled in the other direction, but witness were able to give police a good description of the vehicle.  Police located the vehicle and began a short pursuit.  The occupants of the vehicle, two males and a female, threw some items out of the car.  As of now, the items have been recovered and police have secured the area.  Police said the vehicle continued to drive in the 2700 block of Palmetto and then stopped.  The suspects then took off on foot. 

Police were able to detain a white female, she is being held for questioning.

Right now, police are searching for the two other occupants.  They are described as a Hispanic male with long hair in a pony tail with multiple tattoos.  The other individual is described as a black male, possibly wearing a green shirt.  Police believe he could have a firearm in possession.

Due to the incident, multiple schools in the Wichita Falls Independent School District were placed on Red Alert.  Rider High School, Jefferson Elementary, Kirby Middle School, Burgess Elementary and Hirschi High School were all affected. 

The schools have now been given the all clear.

Police said this is not connected to the incident on Tuesday.  However, they are looking at multiple leads.

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