Shooting Reported Near Penn Elementary School

Preliminary reports indicate shots were fired near 1616 S. Avers Avenue

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    A Chicago elementary school was locked down Thursday after a man was shot across the street from the school. Lauren Jiggetts reports. (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    An elementary school in Chicago was locked down Thursday afternoon after reports of a shooting near the school.

    Preliminary reports indicate shots were fired in the 1600 block of South Avers Avenue.

    Penn Elementary School, located at 1616 S. Avers Avenue, was locked down after the shooting, according to Chicago Fire Media Affairs. The lockdown was lifted as of 3:45 p.m.

    The Chicago Fire Department confirmed a 20-year-old man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Officials said the shooting took place across the street from the school.

    Students were being escorted out of the school by police just after 4 p.m.