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1 injured in central Las Vegas shooting

At least one person was injured after a shooting Wednesday near central Las Vegas, police said.

Metropolitan Police Department officers were investigating the gunfire near North Eastern Avenue and Poppy Lane, according to a statement from Metro posted just before 3 p.m.

One person was taken to University Medical Center, police said, and local schools were placed on lockdown.

Robert Lunt and Arturo Cambeiro Elementary schools are roughly three blocks from the shooting.

At the scene, a Regional Transportation Commission bus was flanked by to Metro cruisers behind police tape.

The shooter was not immediately detained, police said.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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