Madison Schools Locked Down In 'Abundance of Caution' Following Shooting At Residence

Mar 7, 2018

Some Madison County schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday after a shooting that occurred at a residence.

Update 2:18 p.m.: Statement from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Investigators with Madison Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating the death of a woman, who was found shot in a vehicle that was parked and left abandoned at the Madison County Memorial Hospital this morning. 

Shortly after investigators located a man with a gunshot wound.  He is being treated at the hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.  The incidents appear to be related.

Police continue to search for two others they believe were involved in the incident.  The investigation continues.  We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Original Story: Madison school officials confirmed the lockdown began around 11:30 Wednesday morning. By noon the Sheriff’s office reported it had been lifted.

Both say it was done following a shooting occurred at a local residence. The victim was transported to the hospital, which is next to North Florida Community College. The College was placed on lockdown along with James Madison High School, surrounding charter schools and nearby day care centers.

The sheriff’s department says there were no active shooters, and that the lockdown was done in an abundance of caution.

A spokesman says the shooting is under investigation by the Madison Sheriff’s office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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