LANCASTER -- Police are investigating a reported shooting in Lancaster City that briefly caused several area schools to go into lockdown.
The victim, a 28-year-old Lancaster man, was shot in the torso, according to police. He was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment.
The latest update from police said the man is alive and in critical condition.
The shooting occurred around 12:35 p.m. on the 700 block of East Fulton Street. Police say the victim ran west from the shooting scene and collapsed on the 600 block of East Chestnut Street, which is where police found him.
Police say two unknown males, both with dark skin, were seen running east from East Fulton Street toward North Reservoir Street after the shooting. No additional suspect information is available at this time, police say.
The investigation is ongoing, according to police.
The School District of Lancaster tweeted around 1 p.m. that several schools were on lockdown as a result of the shooting, but the lockdown was lifted about 20 minutes later.
Johanny Guzman and Geraldo Rodriguez of Lancaster said the victim was found near the front of their home, while one of the children was playing outside.
“Something…it shouldn’t happen, you know? Especially a child sitting out here and she seen a man bleeding, you know? It’s not ok," said Rodriguez.
Both Rodriguez and Guzman said the incident worries them to the point they're hesitant to let their children play outside again.
“Why do people feel the need to take it to weapons? You know what I’m saying? Like we’re grown, talk it out. You don’t want to talk it out? Leave it be! It shouldn’t have to come to this point where everybody has to worry about all the time once they step out of the house, have to look like is something going on? Is it safe for me to even cross the street?" said Guzman.
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