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Two Shot on Elementary School Playground

Names of victims not yet released



    Two Injured at an Arlington Elementary School

    Arlington police are searching for a shooter after two people were shot behind Glenn Harmon Elementary School Tuesday night. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012)

    Police are seeking a shooter after two people were shot outside an Arlington elementary school Tuesday night.

    Arlington police say a group of people had been hanging out behind Glenn Harmon Elementary School at the time of the shooting. 

    “It’s our understanding there were several people on the playground, and may have saw [SIC] or may have heard what happened,” said Sgt. Christopher Cook. “So, we’re in the process of interviewing them and canvassing the field looking for any type of physical evidence.”

    Officers discovered one man on the playground with a gunshot wound to the head. Another man was found just a few houses away who had been shot in the abdomen.

    Both men, who police believe are in their late teens to early 20s, were rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

    Police are searching for the gunman and the gun used in the shooting. 

    Throughout the night, police have been scouring the area by the back classrooms and playground on the elementary school property. Officers worried about kids heading to school on Wednesday, possibly getting their hands on a gun or other contraband dumped in the area after the shooting. 

    Police now believe the area is safe and secure for kids. Officers do warn children if they come across a gun or something dangerous don’t touch it and report it to a teacher.

    Investigators are working with the Mansfield School District to see if there’s any surveillance video of the shooting to help track down the gunman. 

    “At this point, there’s really not a description to put out on the suspects.  We do not have anyone in custody at this point,” said Cook.

    Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the dispute involving several young adults.

    Their names and further details on their conditions of the victims were not immediately available Wednesday.