Shooting put two Chattanooga schools on lockdown; gunman in custody

Shooting put two Chattanooga schools on lockdown; gunman in custody

November 8th, 2011 by Beth Burger in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga police respond to this morning's shooting.

Chattanooga police respond to this morning's shooting.

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

Law enforcement officials took a gunman into custody this morning after he had attempted to break into a Hixson Pike pharmacy.

No details were given on the gunman.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies had responded shortly after 7 a.m. to an attempted burglary where a gunman had fired into some glass at a pharmacy in the 8500 block of Hixson Pike.

The gunman never made it inside the pharmacy and escaped on foot with deputies and a police dog in pursuit.

McConnell Elementary and Loftis Middle schools were put on shutdown for a time during the incident, officials said.

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