Reports of shots fired, school locked down

Alexandria, LA (04/19/2023)

At approximately 10:40 AM, the Alexandria Police Department was dispatched to the 100 block of Maryland Avenue in reference to gunshots being heard in the neighborhood. Nearby Schools were locked down and checked out by APD Officers, but were declared clear with no present threat. APD Officers and Detectives stayed in the area investigating the matter, but no suspects were located.

This is currently an ongoing investigation.

If anyone has any information about this incident, or any other type crimes in the Alexandria area, please contact the Alexandria Police Detective Division at phone number (318) 441-6416, or APD Dispatch (318) 441-6559.

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