PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) -- Baltimore County Police have lifted a lockdown in Parkville after they responded to a shooting in the area of Hillsway Avenue and Lyle Court.
Police were actively searching for an alleged gunman and believed the suspect was inside a home in the 1600 block of Lyle Court after a neighbor reported seeing someone run inside a home.
Nearby school Halstead Academy was on lockout status as a result and area roads were closed. That lockout status was also lifted.
"I've never seen this many officers, this many police cars," a local resident told WJZ. "I've never seen the dogs, the SWAT Team, it's all new to me. It's a different day here."
According to police, they received a call around 10:17 a.m. for a person with a gunshot wound. The person was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive.
Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Ofc. Jen Peach said police cleared the area after they did not find the suspect in their search.
"We had locked down areas around Lyle Court, including Halstead Academy, which has now been lifted," Peach said.
A lockout is less serious than a lockdown. A lockout is used during a community emergency that takes place outside of the school building. It is intended to secure access to the building.
- The school facility is secured by locking all doors from the inside.
- All exterior doors are monitored to ensure no one enters or exits the building without permission.
- Staff is posted near the front entrance of the building to allow exit and entrance with identification.
- Outdoor activities are suspended while on a Lockout.
- All classes and activities within the building are conducted normally.
Neighbors watched from the front doors of their homes as news of the shooting spread through the community.
Maurice Richardson has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years.
"You want a peaceful place to live so your kids don't get caught up in the daily stuff, or drugs, crime," Richardson said. "But here lately, it seems like it's been going down, down and down."
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