Crime & Justice

4 LA schools reopen after intruder search lockdowns

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Authorities have reopened four Los Angeles schools that were locked down because of an outside shooting and a possible intruder on campus.

Police say Wadsworth and Harmony elementary schools in South Los Angeles were closed off Tuesday morning as police searched for a robber who shot someone in the leg in the neighborhood.

The lockdown was lifted at Wadsworth three hours later. Harmony's lockdown was lifted after about six hours. Police say the robber hasn't been found.

A second morning lockdown occurred after police say a stranger was seen on the grounds of Miller Elementary in South LA. The Wanda Mikes Children's Center on the same campus also was locked down.

City News Service says both reopened three hours later after a search determined the stranger wasn't on campus.