Redemptorist lockdown lifted after nearby shooting

Redemptorist High School at 4000 St. Gerard Avenue went into a brief lockdown Thursday morning as a precautionary measure after a man was shot several blocks away in the 5000 block of Longfellow Drive at Hollywood Street at around 9:30 a.m., according to Baton Rouge Police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely. However, by 10:45 a.m. the school had received the all-clear, said Alice Faucheux, with the Catholic Schools of Baton Rouge.

There weren’t many details available Thursday morning, but the shooter had not been found yet, McKneely said. The man who was shot did not have life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital.