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Man allegedly yelling, firing shots into air leads to lockdowns

Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Patrol Car (FILE)
Posted at 12:14 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 17:38:24-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man allegedly yelling at someone and firing shots into the air lead to two schools being placed on lockdown earlier today.

According to KCSO, around 12:08 p.m. on January 17, deputies responded to Sparks Street in East Bakersfield after a witness reported seeing a man yelling at someone in front of a nearby school, and then firing four to five shots in the air.

No victims were found, and the suspect was not located.

Fairview Elementary School and Rexland Acres Child Development Center, which are located on East Fairview Road, were placed on lockdown around 12 p.m. The lockdowns were then lifted around 1 p.m.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, 5 ft. 6 inches tall, with shaggy hair and light facial hair. He was last seen wearing a light colored shirt (either blue or gray) and blue jeans.

If you have any information you are asked to call the 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness Line at 661-322-4040.