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Webster Groves schools briefly locked down after report of gunshots

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WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KPLR)- Several Webster Groves schools were briefly placed on lockdown Friday morning after reports of gunshots being fired in the area.

The Ambrose Family Center, Bristol Elementary, Avery Elementary, Clark Elementary, Edgar Road Elementary, Hixson Middle School, Hudson Elementary, Webster Groves High School, Steger 6th Grade Center and the W.G. Computer School Elementary were all locked down as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted shortly before 10:00am.

Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 200 block East Jackson around 8:44a.m. They say a male suspect assaulted a victim and fled the scene. However, the victim and a witness said there were no firearms present during the assault.

The suspect, David Turner, 25, is currently being sought by police. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a tan colored backpack.

If you have any information please call police.