Man shot, killed near elementary school in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Montlieu Avenue Elementary School in High Point is on lockdown after police say a person was shot and killed near the school Wednesday.

The elementary school is located at 1105 Montlieu Avenue. Police say the school is safe and the shooting had nothing to do with the facility.

“[The shooting] has nothing to do with the school; the school was put on lockdown out of an abundance of caution to make sure no one entered the school until we could hand search the area to make sure the suspect was still not at the scene,” said High Point Police Capt. Michael Kirk.

Parents were able to pick up their children when school was dismissed, but the school is still considered on lockdown as police search for a suspect.

The shooting was reported at 11:51 a.m. at the corner of Arlington Street and Montlieu Avenue.

Officers located Keith Dewayne Watson, 36, of High Point, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Watson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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