A lockdown of three Blue Springs schools has been lifted while police continue to search for a burglar.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m., Blue Springs police officers were dispatched to a home invasion followed by shots fired, police spokeswoman Jennifer Dachenhausen said. No one was injured. Police could not yet say whether the shots came from the burglars or the homeowner.
Four burglars fled the area, two on foot and two by vehicle. Two people on foot were quickly apprehended and taken into custody, Dachenhausen said. Police are still searching for the remaining suspected burglars, who were driving a gold Jaguar with tinted windows.
Schools spokeswoman Katie Woolf said that James Lewis Elementary, Lucy Franklin Elementary and Brittany Hill Middle School were engaged in a shelter-in-place lockdown, in which the school day continues as normal with outdoor activities such as recess canceled.
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According to reports, police responded to the burglary at a residence near the 2900 block of East Third Street.