All school lockdowns lifted after Sun Valley police activity

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SUN VALLEY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office and RAVEN searched the hills above Sun Valley off Chimney Drive for a man who they say ran during a possible shots fired investigation.

The police activity prompted Code Yellow Lockdowns at Desert Skies Middle School and Jesse Hall Elementary. By 2:55 p.m., both lockdowns had been lifted.

The school district posted this update at 2:10PM:

Desert Skies Police have determined that the area is safe and we are conducting a controlled release this afternoon. Bus students will be loaded up and buses are driving their usual routes dropping off students. We will be slowly releasing all other students to ride with guardians. Please speak with school police representatives at the entrance to school grounds to have your student released. Students who walk home will be kept at school at this time

The initial calls came in around 12PM Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Bob Harmon with the sheriff's office tells KOLO 8 News Now, a vehicle was stopped with four people inside. Three of the people were detained in connection with the shots fired investigation, but the fourth person ran off.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, wearing blue shorts and a gray shirt, with multiple tattoos.

If you have any information that can help deputies, call 775-785-WCSO.

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