Police respond to report of shots fired near elementary school - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Police respond to report of shots fired near Willow Bend Elementary

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Police responded to a call of shots fired near Willow Bend Elementary Wednesday afternoon, but they say the shots were the result of careless behavior from hunters in the area.

Classes were not in session at the time of the call, but there were 12 children present for the Doodle Bug Square after school program.

Police responded to a call of shots fired with possible injuries at 8816 13th Street just after 4 p.m. They sent multiple units and found five armed individuals to the northwest in a field. Police say they believe the men were careless about their bird hunting and some pellets from their shotguns landed near a child.

Jennifer Morales' daughter Hope, is a student at Willow Bend. She says she thought the worst when she heard the news.

"Get to my baby as soon as possible. What is the quickest way to willow Bend? Hearing shots were fired at my daughters school is like my worst fear," Morales said. 

Thankfully, this mother's worst fear was just a false alarm. Captain John Caspell, with the Lubbock Police Department says, his heart sank when he heard the call come out. 

"This is one of those dreaded calls that we never want to receive. I happened to be monitoring the radio at the time and there's a level of panic that can set in," Caspell said. 

However, one resident believes this chaos could have been prevented. 

"We heard it yesterday and we actually went outside and saw the guys in their trucks shooting birds," Melanie Knebe said. 

Knebe tells us she called police yesterday, but nothing was done about the hunters. 

"If they would have listened to us yesterday when we called the cops and we saw them shooting in the field," Knebe said. 

Police say one man was arrested on an unrelated warrant and the other four were released pending possible charges for deadly conduct.

Police confirm that there was no active shooter at the school. There were no injuries and everyone is safe.

Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:21 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:25 AM EST2018-02-23 12:25:04 GMT
    A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

  • Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

    Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:24 AM EST2018-02-23 12:24:59 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

  • 'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:05 AM EST2018-02-23 08:05:09 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:06 AM EST2018-02-23 12:06:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

Powered by Frankly