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Middle school locked down after gunshot heard at D'Iberville apartment complex

Police Chief Wayne Payne said officers responded to a reported shooting at a unit in the Landmark of D'Iberville apartment complex. (Photo source: WLOX) Police Chief Wayne Payne said officers responded to a reported shooting at a unit in the Landmark of D'Iberville apartment complex. (Photo source: WLOX)
D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) -

D’Iberville Middle School was locked down for about 45 minutes Monday after a gunshot rang out at a nearby apartment complex.

Police Chief Wayne Payne said the school was locked down between 1:37 p.m. and 2:13 p.m. as a precaution.

Payne said officers responded to a shots fired call at the Landmark of D’Iberville apartments on Lamey Bridge Rd. around 1:24 p.m.

According to police, a man and woman said a man forced his way into their apartment and tried to rob them at gunpoint.

Payne said the man reportedly fought back against the suspect, and the suspect’s gun discharged. No one was hit and no injuries were reported.

Payne said after the gun went off, the suspect dropped the firearm and ran. Witnesses reported hearing the gunshot but did not see anyone leaving the apartment, according to Payne.

Capt. Marty Griffin said police are not actively looking for a suspect in the case because of conflicting statements given by the alleged victims, information from witnesses, and evidence gathered from the scene.

"Investigators cannot corroborate the victim’s initial reported sequence of events," said Griffin.

This case remains under investigation.

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