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Some Park Hill schools locked down as police search for suspect

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Some schools in the Park Hill school district were placed on lockdown as police searched for the gunman in the south Kansas City deadly shooting spree.

Students and staff were kept inside the schools and exterior doors are locked, a district spokeswoman said Tuesday evening.

The schools involved are Park Hill High, Congress Middle, Renner Elementary, Prairie Point Elementary, the Gerner Family Early Education Center and the Aquatic Center. The district's headquarters is also involved.

District officials said students who were outside were ordered inside.

As of 7:30 p.m., the district said the police department advised that they could send students, parents and staff home, but the district was advised to keep doors locked as a precaution.

The district said they expect for classes to begin Wednesday morning as normal.

The suspect in the south Kansas City shooting dumped a stolen SUV four blocks from a Motel 6 at Barry Road and Interstate 29 in the Northland.

Three people at the hotel were assaulted. Sources tell KCTV5 that the two events are connected, but the department's official spokesman said officers cannot confirm that.

Police say a man taken into custody early Wednesday is a person of interest in the three assaults at the Northland motel, and detectives are expected to question him about the quintuple shooting in south Kansas City.

If you have any information, call 911 or the TIPS Hotline at 916-474-TIPS.

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