Lockdown lifted at Lawrence Township schools after shooting reported nearby

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LAWRENCE, Ind. — Several schools in Lawrence went on lockdown Wednesday afternoon in response to nearby police activity.

Lawrence Central High School, Brook Park Elementary, Harrison Hill Elementary, Belzer Middle School and ELC Brook Park were affected. The school district described it as an external, precautionary lockdown. The lockdown order was lifted around 1:30 p.m.

Police activity in the area was related to a nearby shooting under investigation by Indianapolis Metropolitan police.

Police are investigating the shooting as an attempted robbery. A 25-year-old male victim was taken to an area hospital in serious by stable condition. Officers say he is expected to live.