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Shots fired near Shawnee High School; security remains at heightened level

Air 3 over the intersection of 41st and Larkwood. Air 3 over the intersection of 41st and Larkwood.
Air 3 over the intersection of 41st and Larkwood. Air 3 over the intersection of 41st and Larkwood.
A house that was cordoned off by police at 41st and Larkwood. A house that was cordoned off by police at 41st and Larkwood.
Police blocked off the intersection of 41st and Larkwood. Police blocked off the intersection of 41st and Larkwood.
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Shawnee High School  remained at a heightened security level Friday afternoon as police in the area chased two young men who were shooting at each other, according to MetroSafe.

Police said one suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was captured.

A MetroSafe dispatcher said the shots were fired around 12:40 p.m. in the area of 41st Street and Larkwood Avenue. No one was injured.

Shawnee High School is located at 4018 West Market Street.

Jefferson County Public Schools officials were notified at 12:44 p.m.  JCPS spokesperson Lauren Roberts said Shawnee High School's heightened security level remained at level 3 immediately following the incident.

Roberts said all JCPS schools were placed on the heightened security level on Friday as a precaution and to make staff, students and parents feel safe following shootings in Louisville's west end on Thursday that left three people dead and three others injured. Roberts said it has been a smooth and quiet day at the schools.

According to JCPS officials, level 3 generally means exterior access is controlled and under staff supervision. Outdoor activities are limited.

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