Shooting puts J.O. Johnson High on lockdown

This is the vehicle police said the victim was driving.
This is the vehicle police said the victim was driving.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A shooting in Huntsville had J.O. Johnson High School on lockdown Friday morning.

Officers responded to a shooting in the area of Pueblo Drive and Colfax Avenue.

Michael Corbin, 24, told them he picked up a man he didn't know within a short distance of the high school. Officers said the offender was getting out of Corbin's car when he shot Corbin in the shoulder.

The shooting was not on school property.

The suspect fled on foot. Corbin was taken to Huntsville Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Police quickly searched possible routes the shooter may have taken and for the gun he used. K-9 units responded to the scene to look for the shooter. He is described as a black male in his 20's wearing blue jean shorts and no shirt.

J.O. Johnson's principal said a supplier making a delivery at the school told them he heard gunshots down the street. He said as soon as they heard that, they put the school on lockdown, before police arrived.

Roland Hills Elementary School also initiated a lockdown.

Police told school officials the area was safe around 12:45, and then lockdowns were lifted and classes resumed.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the shooter's whereabouts, contact the Huntsville Police.

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