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Oberlin City Schools lifts lockdown Monday following shooting in city

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Posted at 11:01 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 13:13:29-05

OBERLIN, Ohio — The City of Oberlin has lifted a lockdown Monday after one was put in place for Oberlin City Schools following a shooting in the city Sunday.

Around 4:08 p.m., the Oberlin Police Department was called to the 200 block of South Park Street for a report of a shooting.

Once on scene, officers found a 20-year-old man who had been shot in the thigh. He was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time, police said.

Officers determined two individuals were in the living room of the home on South Park Street with the victim when an altercation began. Shots were fired and a struggle ensued that led to the driveway of the home. The two individuals fled the scene on foot.

Oberlin police said they impounded a vehicle of interest and three firearms were recovered during the investigation, which is ongoing.

As a result of the incident, residents in the area were asked to take caution and lock their doors as the two individuals have not been apprehended.

Oberlin City Schools, as a safety precaution and in response to Sunday's incident, was originally going to start school on Monday in Level 1 Lockdown, but that has since been lifted.

Parents who wish to have their children remain home and engage in E-Learning Monday or stay at home rather than attend the Virtual Learning Center, can opt to do so, according to the district.