Schools on lockdown following gunshots in Asheville, North Carolina neighborhood

The scene Tuesday morning at Erskine-Walton Apartments in Asheville. Photo: WLOS staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — An Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College official confirms that the Asheville campus is on lockdown after reports of shots fired at a nearby apartment complex. Asheville police say that Asheville High School is also on lockdown.

A-B Tech text alerts say that APD is on the scene due to an incident at nearby Erskine-Walton Apartments, and that armed and dangerous individuals might be on or near the campus.

An Asheville Police Department representative says that police are responding to reports of a gun discharge at Erskine-Walton Apartments. The suspects fled on foot toward A-B Tech, initiating a lockdown there and at Asheville High School.

APD is in the area attempting to locate the suspects.

The A-B Tech lockdown began Tuesday morning at 10:43 a.m., an A-B Tech official said.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 13 for more information.

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